Prevalence of Intestinal Helminthic Infection in Population of Long-tailed Macaques (Macaca fascicularis) from Khao Sam Muk, Chonburi Province

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ภัทธกร บุบผัน
รัตน์ติพร โกสุวินทร์
มณิสรา ชาติกุล
รุจิรา ต๊ะจันทร์
กัญจน์ธรม โลสันเทียะ
สุชาดา ข้ามสี่


Infections of helminthes and protozoan may represent a public health problem some area in Thailand. The important infectious of helminthes and protozoan between animal and human. This study aims to determine the intestinal helminthic infection of population from long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) from Khao Sam Muk, Chonburi province during January to April, 2017. All of 63 samples were examined by the formalin ethyl-acetate concentration technique. The result showed that 84.1 percentage samples were positive. Helminths were found including Trichuris trichiura 27 percentage and hookworm 25.4 percentage. The 73 percentage of long-tailed macaques were infected with the protozoa including Entamoeba coli (58.7 percentage), Entamoeba histolytica (22.2 percentage), Giardia lamblia (11.1 percentage), Blastocystis hominis (9.5 percentage) and Endolimax nana (6.3 percentage). Additionally, the study found 58.7 percentagemixed infection of helminths and protozoa. This result indicated that long-tailed macaques were important reservoirs of helminth diseases.


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