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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(4): 918-923
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.504.103


Prevalence of Intestinal Helminth Parasites of domestic rats in selected sites around students hall of residence in the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
A.A. Egbunu1 and E. O. Dada2*
1Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, Nigeria
2Department of Microbiology, Federal University of Technology, P.M.B 704, Akure, Nigeria
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Study was carried out to determine the prevalence of intestinal helminth parasites of domestic rats in selected sites around student’s hall of residence in The Federal University of Technology, Akure. Twenty five (25) different rat species were caught, standard parasitological methods were used to analyse the rat’s intestinal helminth parasites. Rattus novergicus and Mus musculus were the two specie of domestic rats caught. Nematodes encountered are members of the Strogyloides ratti, Syphacia muris, Trichinella spiralis, Nippostrongyloides brasiliensis, Strongyloides stercoralis while platyhelminths are Hymenolepis nana, Hymenolepis diminuta and Taeniae taeniaeformis. Nematodes were more prevalent (72%) than platyhelminths (52%).  Overall prevalence oh helminth parasites was 84% in male rats and 40% in female rats. Small intestines of the rats were more parasitised than the large intestines by the helminths parasites. Intestinal helminth prevalence in Rattus novergicus was 100% and 90% in Mus musculus. The results from this study show that domestic rats around the study area are capable of transmitting zoonotic infections.


Keywords: Prevalence, Intestinal Helminth parasites, Domestic,Rats
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Egbunu, A. A., and Dada, E. O. 2016. Prevalence of Intestinal Helminth Parasites of domestic rats in selected sites around students hall of residence in the Federal University of Technology, Akure, NigeriaInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(4): 918-923. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.504.103