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MILANO, ALICIA MARÍA FRANCISCA y OSCHEROV, ELENA BEATRIZ. CONTAMINATION WITH DOGS PARASITES EGGS OF ZOONOTICAL IMPORTANCE IN SAND OF THE BEACHES OF THE CITY OF CORRIENTES, ARGENTINA. Parasitol. latinoam. [online]. 2002, vol.57, n.3-4, pp. 119-123. ISSN 0717-7712. doi: 10.4067/S0717-77122002000300006.
The present investigation was carried out with the aim to evaluating the presence canine nematoda parasites in the beaches of the city of Corrientes. One hundred and twenty three samples of canine faecal matter and three hundred and twenty four sand samples proceeding from six beach in the city were analysed. The samples were processed individually by the following methods: sedimentation through centrifugation and Willis flotation. Among the faeces samples 59.3% resulted to be positive. The species found were Ancylostoma spp. (95.9%), Trichuris vulpis (22%), Toxocara canis (4.1%) and Toxascaris leonina (2.7%). Sand contamination was of a 32.7% and the observed species were Ancylostoma spp. (100%) and T. canis (0.3%). The obtained results indicate the need of implementing sanitation environmental measures
Palabras clave : nematodes, zoonosis; fecal contaminatio; beaches contaminination .