Cockroaches as carriers of human intestinal parasites in two localities in Ethiopia.

@article{Kinfu2008CockroachesAC,
  title={Cockroaches as carriers of human intestinal parasites in two localities in Ethiopia.},
  author={Addisu Kinfu and Berhanu Erko},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={2008},
  volume={102 11},
  pages={1143-7}
}
A study was undertaken to assess the role of cockroaches as potential carriers of human intestinal parasites in Addis Ababa and Ziway, Ethiopia. A total of 6480 cockroaches were trapped from the two localities from October 2006 to March 2007. All the cockroaches trapped in Addis Ababa (n=2240) and almost 50% (2100/4240) of those trapped in Ziway were identified as Blattella germanica. The rest of the cockroaches trapped in Ziway were identified as Periplaneta brunnea (24.52%), Pycnoscelus… CONTINUE READING
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