Dogs, cats, parasites, and humans in Brazil: opening the black box

  title={Dogs, cats, parasites, and humans in Brazil: opening the black box},
  author={Filipe Dantas-Torres and Domenico Otranto},
  journal={Parasites \& Vectors},
Dogs and cats in Brazil serve as primary hosts for a considerable number of parasites, which may affect their health and wellbeing. These may include endoparasites (e.g., protozoa, cestodes, trematodes, and nematodes) and ectoparasites (i.e., fleas, lice, mites, and ticks). While some dog and cat parasites are highly host-specific (e.g., Aelurostrongylus abstrusus and Felicola subrostratus for cats, and Angiostrongylus vasorum and Trichodectes canis for dogs), others may easily switch to other… 
Dogs, cats, parasites, and humans in Brazil: opening the black box
A compendium on dog and cat parasites in Brazil and a call for a One Health approach towards a better management of some of these parasites, which may potentially affect humans.
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Ehrlichia spp. infection in domestic cats from Rio de Janeiro State, southeast Brazil.
  • Andresa Guimarães, J. M. Raimundo, +5 authors C. Baldani
  • Biology, Medicine
    Revista brasileira de parasitologia veterinaria = Brazilian journal of veterinary parasitology : Orgao Oficial do Colegio Brasileiro de Parasitologia Veterinaria
  • 2019
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