Iranian Journal of Parasitology, ( ISI ), Volume (13), No (2), Year (2017-12) , Pages (275-284)

Title : ( Rodents helminth parasites in different region of Iran )

Authors: nona moradpoor sheykhkanloo , Hassan Borji , Jamshid Darvish , Ali Moshaverinia , Ahmad Mahmoudi ,

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Climate condition is expected to have significant in rodents’ diversity and in the seasonal pattern of diseases that are carried by different rodents. Few papers have been published on the rodents’ biodiversity and their parasites on different parts of Iran. In an effort to aid in the study of the biodiversity of parasites of rodents in different climate zoon we examine climate patterns in the parasite assemblages of different rodents from March 2015 to February 2016. Of 253 captured rodents in three climate zone of Iran, thirteen species of rodents were recognized. Rodents included Mus musculus, Microtus, Apodemus witherbyi, Calomyscus elburzensis, Meriones libycus, Tatera indica, Alactaga elater, Arvicola amphibius. Trapped rodents humanely sacrificed and the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts were removed and examined to identify parasitic helminths. Parasites were identified using key morphological characteristics. Of 253 rodents examined, 109 (43.08%) were positive for helminth infection including Syphacia obvelata (20.1%), Aspicularis tetraptera (9.9%), Trichuris muris (0.3%), Capillaria sp. (0.3%), Physaloptera sp. (0.7%), Gongylonema sp. (1.1%), Nematodirus sp. (0.7%), Nippostrongylus brasiliensis (6.7%) Heligmosomoides polygyrus (4.3%) Hymenolepis diminuta (3.1%), Hymenolepis nana (0.8%), Cysticercus fasciolaris, (2.7%), Mesocestoides sp. larva (0.3%) and Moniliformis moniliformis (0.3%). Notocotylus noyeri was the only species of trematoda isolated from water vole (Arvicola amphibius) for the first time in Iran. Some rodents are omnivorous, showing high predisposition to helminths parasites consequently, they harbor some species of parasites which are potentially zoonotic or may serve as vectors of important zoonotic pathogens. Therefore, the potential health hazard of these species needs to be considered to prevent infectivity of humans.


, Rodent, Helminth parasites, Iran
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author = {Moradpoor Sheykhkanloo, Nona and Borji, Hassan and Darvish, Jamshid and Moshaverinia, Ali and Mahmoudi, Ahmad},
title = {Rodents helminth parasites in different region of Iran},
journal = {Iranian Journal of Parasitology},
year = {2017},
volume = {13},
number = {2},
month = {December},
issn = {1735-7020},
pages = {275--284},
numpages = {9},
keywords = {Rodent; Helminth parasites; Iran},


%0 Journal Article
%T Rodents helminth parasites in different region of Iran
%A Moradpoor Sheykhkanloo, Nona
%A Borji, Hassan
%A Darvish, Jamshid
%A Moshaverinia, Ali
%A Mahmoudi, Ahmad
%J Iranian Journal of Parasitology
%@ 1735-7020
%D 2017