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  1. Prevalence Of, Risk Factors For, And Zoonotic Potential Of Giardia Spp. Infection In Cats Housed In An Animal Shelter

    Contributor(s):: Stephanie Janeczko

    Giardia duodenalis is an intestinal protozoal parasite capable of causing both clinical and subclinical disease in a broad range of species, including humans and cats. The parasite has a ubiquitous distribution and infection occurs worldwide in nearly all mammals. Giardia infection in cats may...

  2. Prevalence of parasites, especially those with zoonotic potential, in wild dogs/dingoes in suburban fringe areas of Townsville (Queensland, Australia), Spring 2003, 28 p.

    Contributor(s):: Bethany Brown

    Necropsies were performed on 27 wild dogs professionally culled in the Townsville district of Australia between August and September 2002. The purpose of this study was to define the prevalence of parasitic infections present in the local wild dog population, with special focus on those of...

  3. Characterizing environmental factors influencing zoonotic disease reservoirs using meta-parasite prevalence

    Contributor(s):: Cynthia L. Mills

    In five parks around Portland, Oregon, where there is a dense human population, investigators have found a 5.3% prevalence of the host of the Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Sin Nombre Virus in deer mice, Peromyscus maniculatus. Previous studies show the prevalence of SNV varies inversely with the...