Food-borne human parasitic pathogens associated with household cockroaches and houseflies in Nigeria

Cockroaches and houseflies pose significant public health threat owning to their ability to mechanically transmit human intestinal parasites and other disease-causing microorganisms. This study aims at assessing the vectoral capacity of cockroaches and houseflies in the transmission of human intestinal parasites. Intestinal parasite external surface contamination of 130 cockroaches and 150 houseflies caught within dwelling places in Ilishan-Remo town, Ogun StateNigeria was determined. Cockroaches (six parasite species) were more contaminated than houseflies (four parasite species). The most prevalent parasites were Trichuris trichiura (74.0%) and hookworm (63.0%) in houseflies and cockroaches respectively. There were significant differences in the prevalence of hookworm, T. trichiura and Taenia spp. isolated from cockroaches and houseflies (P < 0.05). There is high contamination of human intestinal parasites in cockroaches and houseflies in human dwelling places in the study area, thus thehave the ability to transmit these parasites to unkempt food materials.

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APA

Oyeyemi, O. (2018). Food-borne human parasitic pathogens associated with household cockroaches and houseflies in Nigeria. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/food-borne-human-parasitic-pathogens-associated-with-household-cockroaches-and-house-ies-in-nigeria

MLA 8th

Oyeyemi, Oyetunde "Food-borne human parasitic pathogens associated with household cockroaches and houseflies in Nigeria" Afribary. Afribary, 24 Oct. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/food-borne-human-parasitic-pathogens-associated-with-household-cockroaches-and-house-ies-in-nigeria. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

Oyeyemi, Oyetunde . "Food-borne human parasitic pathogens associated with household cockroaches and houseflies in Nigeria". Afribary, Afribary, 24 Oct. 2018. Web. 21 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/food-borne-human-parasitic-pathogens-associated-with-household-cockroaches-and-house-ies-in-nigeria >.

Chicago

Oyeyemi, Oyetunde . "Food-borne human parasitic pathogens associated with household cockroaches and houseflies in Nigeria" Afribary (2018). Accessed July 21, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/food-borne-human-parasitic-pathogens-associated-with-household-cockroaches-and-house-ies-in-nigeria