Genetic diversity and phylogeography of highly zoonotic Echinococcus granulosus genotype G1 in the Americas (Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico) based on 8279 bp of mtDNA

*Staff Note* – Although this is a study for purchase, some readers may be interested in its content. Abstract Echinococcus granulosus is a taeniid cestode and the etiological agent of an infectious zoonotic disease known as cystic echinococcosis (CE) or hydatid disease. CE is a serious public health concern in many parts of the world, […]

Updates on cystic echinococcosis (CE) in Italy

Abstract An update on Cystic Echinococcosis (CE) diffusion in Italy during 2003-2005 is reported. CE seems to have a sporadic diffusion in the northern part of the country where this disease plays a minor role (prevalence < 1%). Recent investigations have shown the occurrence of CE cases in humans from the mountains between Reggio Emilia […]

Echinococcus granulosus infection in Spain

Abstract Cystic echinococcosis (CE) caused by the cestode Echinococcus granulosus is an endemic disease in Spain. Although specific control programmes initiated in the 1980s have led to marked reductions in CE infection rates in Spain, the disease still remains an important human and animal health problem in many regions of the country. Human incidence and […]

Control of cystic echinococcosis/hydatidosis: 1863-2002

Abstract Echinococcosis/hydatidosis, caused by Echinococcus granulosus, is a chronic and debilitating zoonotic larval cestode infection in humans, which is principally transmitted between dogs and domestic livestock, particularly sheep. Human hydatid disease occurs in almost all pastoral communities and rangeland areas of the underdeveloped and developed world. Control programmes against hydatidosis have been implemented in several […]

Possible factors influencing distribution and prevalence of Echinococcus granulosus in Utah.

Abstract A descriptive epidemiologic study was designed to test an impression that infections of Echinococcus granulosus in dogs, sheep, and human beings were concentrated in central Utah, and to determine when and how the parasite was introduced into the state, which factors were involved in the distribution of the cestode, and which factors increased either […]

Echinococcosis in the Ukrainian SSR

Abstract Various types of echinococcosis foci were detected in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic: steppe zone foci with sheep pattern circulation dominating, where invasion is transmitted according to scheme: sheep–dogs attached to flocks; forest lowland and forest-steppe zones with pig pattern of echinococcosis circulating, where invasion is transmitted according to scheme: pigs–dogs. In steppe zone […]

Human echinococcosis in Bulgaria: a comparative epidemiological analysis.

Abstract The present article describes the importance of human echinococcosis as a public health problem in Bulgaria, outlines the control measures carried out and evaluates comparatively the situation over three periods spanning 46 years (1950-1995). During the first period (1950-62), a total of 6469 new surgically confirmed cases of hydatid disease were recorded in Bulgaria, […]

Wolves in Colville Valley worry state wildlife managers

*Staff Note* – Apparently missing from this information are two important facts. One, that dogs and wolves mixing this readily is a sure recipe for cross breeding between dogs and wolves – a sure destruction of the wolf gene. Second, wolves are carriers of disease, specifically Echinococcus granulosus worms, Neospora Caninum, and others. Wolves inhabiting […]

Intestinal parasites of wolves (Canis lupus L. 1758) in northern and western Canada

ABSTRACT Gray wolves (Canis lupus L., 1758) are mobile opportunistic predators that can be infected by a wide range of parasites, with many acquired via predator-prey relationships. Historically, many of these parasites were identified only to genus or family, but genetic tools now enable identification of parasite fauna to species and beyond. We examined 191 […]

The occurrence of nematodes of the genus Trichinella in wolves (Canis lupus) from the Bieszczady Mountains and Augustowska Forest in Poland

Abstract The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of Trichinella infection in wolves (Canis lupus) in two regions in Poland. Muscle samples were collected from 21 wolves between 1999 and 2015 and processed by artificial digestion. In two cases, the muscle larvae (ML) were obtained and stored in alcohol. ML were […]