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Title: Emergence of Zoonotic Myiasis in Vom and Bukuru Metropolis, Jos South LGA, Plateau State, Nigeria
Authors: Ojemudia, T.I
Olabode, A.O
Okeke, O.I
Chukwu, C.O.O
Duru, B.N
Adeyanju, O.N
Ashi, R.I
Nedosa, A.U
Dogo, G.I.A
Keywords: Larvae,
Issue Date: Apr-2011
Publisher: Global Journal of Health Science
Series/Report no.: Vol.3;No.1;Pp 104-109
Abstract: A study was carried out to establish the emergence of cutanous myiasis with its zoonotic implication in Vom and Bukuru metropolis of Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State. 6 individuals (3 males and 3 females) who were suspected to have boils on their skin were diagnosed to be 100% infested with the larvae of Cordylobia anthropophaga. Similarly, in an investigation of dogs, out of 510 dogs examined in Evangelical Church of West Africa and NVRI Veterinary clinics, 47(9.2%) dogs had larvae in their cutanous tissues. Of 300 dogs from ECWA vet clinic 31 (10.3%) were positive, while 16 (7.6%) were positive from 210 dogs screened in NVRI vet clinic. All results were statistically significant at P< 0.05. In comparism, the larvae extracted from human and dogs were all identified to be of Cordylobia anthropophaga. Of 184 Alsatian 13(7.1%) were positive, of 258 Mongrel 27(10.5%) were positive, 3(21.4%) among 14 Doberman were positive and of 54 Rottweiler 4(7.4%) were positive. Out of the 47 positive cases, 31(66.0%) were female while 16 (34%) were males. Among the female positive cases Mongrel showed a prevalence of 18(58.1%). Infestation in July showed a high occurrence of 22(46.8%). Secondary bacterial infection was encountered in two cases of human infestation.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/682
ISSN: 1916-9736
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