Toxocara canis


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Tox·o·ca·ra ca·nis

the common ascarid species in the small intestine of the dog, where prenatal infection is a common mode of infection of pups; it is also reported in cats, wolves, foxes, coyotes, and badgers; the second-stage larva is the most frequent cause of visceral larva migrans in the liver of children.
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Seroepidemiological investigation of Toxocara canis in a female Greek pregnant population in the area of Athens.
The top parasite was Toxocara canis, considered of great public health significance because it is the ethiological agent of the most widespread and economically important parasitic zoonoses.
Kapel, "Zoonotic risk of toxocara canis infection through consumption of pig or poultry viscera," Veterinary Parasitology, vol.
Toxocara canis is more of an issue with young kids.
Toxocariase humana e uma zoonose geohelmintica causada por estagios larvares de Toxocara canis e em menor quantidade por T.
Among ovicidal fungi, Pochonia chlamydosporia and Paecilomyces lilacinus stand out and have been extensively studied in relation to their ovicidal activity on Toxocara canis and other geohelminthes (Carvalho et al., 2010).
All children underwent the standard infectious disease screening tests recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, including those for tuberculosis (by tuberculin skin test and interferon-[gamma] release assay) and intestinal parasites (by fecal testing for ova, parasites, and antigen test for Giardia spp.) and serologic tests for Toxocara canis, Strongyloides spp., hepatitis B and C viruses, HIV-1/2 viruses, and Treponema pallidum (syphilis) (1).
Toxocariasis in dogs is caused by ingestion of fully embryonated eggs or ingestion of infective larvae together with paratenic host of nematode roundworm Toxocara canis (Werner, 1782).
Although there is only one species of Toxocara in the dog (Toxocara canis), as dogs may also shed eggs of Toxocara cati due to coprophagy and as morphological distinction between T.