Enteroparasitos em índios Yanomâmi

Intestinal parasites among Yanomâmi indians

Resumo

The findings of intestinal helminths and protozoans parasites from the Yanomâmi indians of the Roraima State in Brazil are reported. The fecal samples were collected before these communities started a permanent contact with non-indians. Comments are made on the possible ecological and evolutionary factors responsible for the patterns of parasitism observed.

helminths; indians; Yanomâmi


helminths; indians; Yanomâmi

ABSTRACT

Enteroparasitos em índios Yanomâmi

U. E. Confalonieri1

A. J. Araújo1

L. F. Ferreira1

FIOCRUZ, Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

The findings of intestinal helminths and protozoans parasites from the Yanomâmi indians of the Roraima State in Brazil are reported. The fecal samples were collected before these communities started a permanent contact with non-indians. Comments are made on the possible ecological and evolutionary factors responsible for the patterns of parasitism observed.

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Datas de Publicação

  • Publicação nesta coleção
    24 Jun 2009
  • Data do Fascículo
    1989
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