[Research on three parasitic infestations in rats captured in Marseille: evaluation of the zoonotic risk].

@article{Davoust1997ResearchOT,
  title={[Research on three parasitic infestations in rats captured in Marseille: evaluation of the zoonotic risk].},
  author={Bernard Davoust and Micka{\"e}l Boni and Didier Branquet and J Ducos de Lahitte and Genevi{\`e}ve Martet},
  journal={Bulletin de l'Academie nationale de medecine},
  year={1997},
  volume={181 5},
  pages={887-95; discussion 896-7}
}
A cross sectional survey was carried out on a population of 82 rats (Rattus norvegicus and Rattus rattus alexandrinus) trapped in Marseille. The main histopathological finding was the presence of adults or eggs of Capillaria hepatica in 44% of the animals. 21% were found with fleas (Xenopsylla cheopis). There was no evidence of trichinosis in any of the… CONTINUE READING