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Baylisascaris procyonis (Nematoda: Ascaridoidea) eggs in raccoon (Procyon lotol) latrine scats in Orange County, California.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12053964     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Baylisascaris procyonis is the common intestinal nematode of the raccoon and is well-recognized as a cause of visceral, ocular, and neural larva migrans in many species of wild and domestic birds and mammals, including humans. To develop data on the prevalence of B. procyonis in Orange County, California, 800 distinct raccoon latrine sites were sampled in 4 spatial zones from 15 January to 31 December 2000. Counts of fecal eggs per gram (EPG) were determined and evaluated with reference to spatial zone and season of collection. No significant differences in EPG were noted among the spatial zones. However, EPG exhibited a significant rise (37,730 +/- 1,865) in the fall and a significant decline (26,204 +/- 1,446) in the winter (ANOVA, P = 0.045). The overall egg prevalence was 100%, and the overall mean EPG was 30,265 +/- 867.
R H Evans
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of parasitology     Volume:  88     ISSN:  0022-3395     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Parasitol.     Publication Date:  2002 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-06-10     Completed Date:  2002-07-12     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803124     Medline TA:  J Parasitol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  189-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Orange County Vector Control District, Garden Grove, California 92843, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Ascaridida Infections / epidemiology,  parasitology,  veterinary*
Ascaridoidea / isolation & purification*
California / epidemiology
Eliminative Behavior, Animal
Feces / parasitology*
Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic / epidemiology,  parasitology,  veterinary
Parasite Egg Count*
Raccoons / parasitology*,  physiology

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