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1 October 2004 Intestinal Protozoa in Wild Boars (Sus scrofa) in Western Iran
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A total of 12 gastrointestinal tracts of wild boars (Sus scrofa) from western Iran (Luristan) were examined for protozoan infection between September 2000 and November 2001. Of 12 boars examined, 67% harbored one or more species of the following protozoa: Balantidium coli (25%), Tritrichomonas suis (25%), Blastocystis sp. (25%), Entamoeba polecki (17%), Entamoeba suis (8%), Iodamoeba butschlii (17%), and Chilomastix mesnili (8%). Four of these protozoan species also are reported in humans, and persons living in rural areas where wild boars are abundant should take precaution to avoid infection.

Solaymani-Mohammadi, Rezaian, Hooshyar, Mowlavi, Babaei, and Anwar: Intestinal Protozoa in Wild Boars (Sus scrofa) in Western Iran
S. Solaymani-Mohammadi, M. Rezaian, H. Hooshyar, G. R. Mowlavi, Z. Babaei, and M. A. Anwar "Intestinal Protozoa in Wild Boars (Sus scrofa) in Western Iran," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 40(4), 801-803, (1 October 2004). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-40.4.801
Received: 1 July 2003; Published: 1 October 2004
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