Environmental contamination by eggs of Toxocara species

A. J. Paul, K. S. Todd, J. A. Dipietro

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    A study was conducted to determine the level of contamination with Taxocara spp. eggs in parks and playgrounds in several central Illinois communities. A total of 135 composite 50-g soil samples were collected from 23 parks and public places in three cities in central Illinois. Of these soil samples, 22 (16.3%) contained from one to thirteen Taxocara spp. eggs. A total of 40 fecal samples were collected from the same parks. Taxocara spp. eggs were found in two (5%) of the samples.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)339-342
    Number of pages4
    JournalVeterinary parasitology
    Issue number3-4
    StatePublished - Jan 1988

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Parasitology
    • veterinary(all)


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