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Prevalence of Toxocaraand Hookworm Infections Among Stray Dogs in Esan North East and Esan West Lgasof Edo State, Nigeria

Prevalence of Toxocaraand Hookworm Infections Among Stray Dogs in Esan North East and Esan West Lgasof Edo State, Nigeria

Inegbenosun C. U., Inegbenosun H., O. C. Njoku, B. El-yaqub3and I. A. Alhaji

Journal Title:Science View Journal
Abstract


Due to the wandering nature ofespecially, stray dogs, they are highly susceptible to a variety of parasitic infections. Close contact between humansand infected dogs is a major cause of zoonotic diseases, especially in urban and semi-urban areas. Occurrence of zoonotic helminthicinfections in humansisoften linked tothe prevalence of the diseases in the animals within the area.In Nigeria, little attention has beengiven to human toxocariasis. Therefore, the aim of this study is to provide information on the prevalence of parasites in stray dogs in the selected local government areasof Edo State, Nigeria, as a way of alerting healthcare providers of the dangers of possible cross-transmission to humans