[The epidemiological and epizootiological compo- nent of toxocariasis foci as an element of the environmental management system (in case of the Republic of Altai)].

Abstract

The epidemiological and epizootiological features of toxocariasis foci were investigated in the Republic of Altai. The results of coproovoscopic examinations of dogs, those of serological screening for toxocariasis among different age and occupational groups and coniingents at risk for HIV infection, hepatitis B and C, patients with allergic and bronchopulmonary diseases, toxocariasis mortality rates in the Republic of Altai, and the materials of sanitary and parasitological studies of soil and other environmental constituents for Toxocara canis eggs provide support for the poor situation of toxocariasis in the region. Relying on the current standards and the findings of this study, the Republic of Altai may be referred to as a moderately dangerous area at medium risk for contamination in terms of epidemic, epizootic, and environmental hazards. The results of assessing the quality of laboratory diagnosis of zoonotic helminthisms call for further improvement of the professional knowledge, abilities, and skills of the employees from health care and veterinary facilities, as well as economic objects within production laboratory control, basing on the principles and requirements of the environmental management system and the food quality and safety management system.

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@article{Pautova2015TheEA, title={[The epidemiological and epizootiological compo- nent of toxocariasis foci as an element of the environmental management system (in case of the Republic of Altai)].}, author={E A Pautova and S Yu Astanina and L D Shchuchinova and A S Dovgalev}, journal={Meditsinskaia parazitologiia i parazitarnye bolezni}, year={2015}, volume={3}, pages={32-5} }