Blatella germanica as a possible cockroach vector of micro-organisms in a hospital

      Around 4000 species of cockroaches have been described, of which 99% are wild and do not represent a risk to human health.
      • Ramirez J.P.
      La cucaracha como vector de agentes patógenos.
      Nevertheless, the 1% that are found in domestic settings have become a considerable nuisance and potential vectors of pathogenic micro-organisms. As natural carriers of micro-organisms, it is important to attempt to assess their capacity to transmit pathogens, such as protozoa, bacteria, viruses, fungi and helminths, to humans.
      • Ramirez J.P.
      La cucaracha como vector de agentes patógenos.
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