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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: [the Role Of Insects (blattodea, Diptera, And Hymenoptera) As Possible Mechanical Vectors Of Helminths In The Domiciliary And Peridomiciliary Environment].
Author: Thyssen, Patricia Jacqueline
Moretti, Thiago de Carvalho
Ueta, Marlene Tiduko
Ribeiro, Odair Benedito
Abstract: Helminths can be transmitted to human beings in several ways, but little attention has been given to vector or mechanical transmission of infective forms by insects. The present study surveys the helminth species present in three orders of insects that coexist in proximity with the human environment. A total of 700 insects (54 Blattodea, 275 Diptera, and 371 Hymenoptera) were collected and examined externally and individually. In the Blattodea order, only specimens of Periplaneta americana were collected, and 58.3% were carrying the following helminth forms: Oxyuridae eggs (36.4%), Ascaridae eggs (28.04%), Nematoda larvae (4.8%), Cestoda eggs (3.5%), other Nematoda (0.08%), and Toxocaridae eggs (0.08%). No Diptera and Hymenoptera were found to contain parasitic forms. This study evaluates the importance and role of insects as mechanical vectors of helminth parasites, correlated with social and environmental conditions, and suggests the use of these data for preventive purposes.
Subject: Animals
Insect Vectors
Citation: Cadernos De Saúde Pública. v. 20, n. 4, p. 1096-102
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: /S0102-311X2004000400025
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