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Submitted: 16 May 2007
HERDIN Record #: PCHRDPC890583

A survey of canine shistosomiasis japonica in Macanip Village, Leyte Province, using serum circumoval precipitin test.

 Olveda RM,
 Icatlo FC,
 Fevidal P

A survey of schistosomiasis was carried out in a human community with a relatively high infection rate. The serum circumoval precipitin test (COPT) revealed a prevalence of 46.7 percent, or 19 out of 39 dogs positive for S. japonicum infection. Ten of the seropositive dogs were females and nine were males. 52.6 percent of the positive animals were one-year-old or less while 13.9 percent were 1-5 years of age; only about 15.8 percent were in the 6-10 years age group
The present data provide serological evidence for a high S. japonicum infection rate among dogs in this part of Leyte. However, the actual contribution of this species in the epidemiology of schistosomiasis necessitates further investigation.(Author)

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