Russian Journal of Biological Invasions

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 46–49 | Cite as

Pathways of Helminth Fauna Formation in Domestic Carnivores in Azerbaijan

  • R. Sh. Ibragimova


The host-specific and typical species, the intermediate hosts available in a certain territory, the anthropogenic factors affecting the formation of the helminth fauna, and the period of stability of their newly formed mixed foci are reported for the first time as composite component factors which can influence the formation of the helminth fauna in domestic carnivores. The performed bioecological surveys in the areas with the different environmenal characteristics in Azerbaidjan have ascertained that the helminth fauna in the domestic carnivores can be formed of 14 helminth species specific to certain analyzed animals, 24 helminth species typical of a certain area, 41 species existing in the determined intermediate hosts, and 13 helminth species occurring in the newly formed mixed infection foci. Fourteen helminth species have a potential to cause the epidemics that can affect humans.


domestic carnivores helminth specificity intermediate hosts anthropogenic factors foci 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of ZoologyAzerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS)BakuAzerbaijan

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