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Emergence of Zoonotic Myiasis in Vom and Bukuru Metropolis, Jos South LGA, Plateau State, Nigeria

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Author(s): T.I. Ojemudia | A.O. Olabode | O.I. Okeke | C.O.O. Chukwu | B. N. Duru | O. N. Adeyanju | R. I. Ashi | A.U. Nedosa | G.I.A. Dogo

Journal: Global Journal of Health Science
ISSN 1916-9736

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1;
Date: 2011;
Original page

ABSTRACT
A study was carried out to establish the emergence of cutanous myiasis with its zoonotic implication in Vom andBukuru metropolis of Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State. 6 individuals (3 males and 3 females)who were suspected to have boils on their skin were diagnosed to be 100% infested with the larvae ofCordylobia anthropophaga. Similarly, in an investigation of dogs, out of 510 dogs examined in EvangelicalChurch of West Africa and NVRI Veterinary clinics, 47(9.2%) dogs had larvae in their cutanous tissues. Of 300dogs from ECWA vet clinic 31 (10.3%) were positive, while 16 (7.6%) were positive from 210 dogs screened inNVRI vet clinic. All results were statistically significant at P< 0.05. In comparism, the larvae extracted fromhuman and dogs were all identified to be of Cordylobia anthropophaga. Of 184 Alsatian 13(7.1%) were positive,of 258 Mongrel 27(10.5%) were positive, 3(21.4%) among 14 Doberman were positive and of 54 Rottweiler4(7.4%) were positive. Out of the 47 positive cases, 31(66.0%) were female while 16 (34%) were males. Amongthe female positive cases Mongrel showed a prevalence of 18(58.1%). Infestation in July showed a highoccurrence of 22(46.8%). Secondary bacterial infection was encountered in two cases of human infestation.
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