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Northern dogs: sentinels for parasites?

November 30th, 2011

Large, free-roaming dog populations in northern Saskatchewan communities often carry parasites that can pose significant health risks to people living in the area. The dogs can act as disease reservoirs, passing parasite eggs in their feces. People then become infected from environmental contamination. “If we see parasites on the rise in the dog population, then we know that humans in …

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Janna Schurer