PREVALENCE OF CRYPTOSPORIDIUM PARVUM IN DUNG C OLLECTED FROM CATTLE IN BAMENDA, NORTHWEST REGION OF CAMEROONJournal: Indian Journal of Medical Research and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Vol.2, No. 9)
Publication Date: 2015-09-30
Authors : PN Chia;
Page : 11-16
Keywords : Diarrhoeic; non dirrhoiec; Zoonotic; Modified Kinyoun’s acid - fast stain; Oocysts; Zoonotic;
The dynamic of Cryptosporidia parvum and its zoonotic potentials have not been established in the Northwest Region of Cameroon, which is an important watershed in Cameroon with a lot of cattle grazing at free range. The aim of this study was to identify Cryptosporidia oocysts and other intestinal parasites in cattle from the 6 out of the 7 divisions that make up the Northwest Region of Cameroon. Single stool samples were randomly collected from 60 cattle (30 diarrhoeic and 30 n on - diarrhoeic) immediately the cattle passed dung. Dungs were examined for intestinal parasites using standard techniques (Formalin - ether sedimentation method and Modified Kinyoun’s acid - fast stain). Out of the 60 dung samples examined, 34 were found to be positive with one or more parasites, giving an overall prevalence of 56.67%. Fasciola species recorded the highest prevalence 10(16.67%), followed by Cryptosporidium parvum 07(11.7 Fasciola spp has the highest prevalence 7(23.33%), followed by Cryptospo ridium parvum 5(16.67%), in diarrhoeic dung. For non - diarrhoeic dung Fasciola spp 2(6.67% and Cryptosporidium parvum is 2(6.67) that were the same.Cryptosporidium parvum is common in the North West Region of Cameroon and can easily contaminate the environm ent leading to human infections.
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