Parasitol Res 2019 Jun 11;118(6):1711-1718. Epub 2019 Apr 11.
Department of Agrarian and Environmental Sciences, Post-Graduate Program in Animal Science, State University of Santa Cruz, Campus Soane Nazaré de Andrade, Rodovia Jorge Amado, Km 16, Bairro Salobrinho, IIhéus, Bahia, CEP 45662-900, Brazil.
Tungiasis is a zoonosis neglected by authorities, health professionals, and affected populations. Domestic, synanthropic, and sylvatic animals serve as reservoirs for human infestation, and dogs are usually considered a main reservoir in endemic communities. To describe the seasonal variation and the persistence of tungiasis in dogs, we performed quarterly surveys during a period of 2 years in a tourist village in the municipality of Ilhéus, Bahia State, known to be endemic for tungiasis. Read More