ON PREVENTION OF CYSTIC ECHINOCOCCOSIS IN THE REPUBLIC OF BASHKORTOSTAN

Abstract According to official statistics, in the Republic of Bashkortostan (RB) since 1991 there is noted the increase in the number of patients with cystic echinococcosis. In 2012, the number of recorded cases increased by 55.3% if compared with 2007. In the areas of RB, where there was observed the high index of population morbidity […]

Echinococcosis: An Economic Evaluation of a Veterinary Public Health Intervention in Rural Canada

Abstract Echinococcosis is a rare but endemic condition in people in Canada, caused by a zoonotic cestode for which the source of human infection is ingestion of parasite eggs shed by canids. The objectives of this study were to identify risk factors associated with infection and to measure the cost-utility of introducing an echinococcosis prevention […]

The occurrence of taeniids of wolves in Liguria (northern Italy)

Abstract Canids are definitive hosts of Taenia and Echinococcus species, which infect a variety of mammals as intermediate or accidental hosts including humans. Parasite transmission is based on domestic, semi-domestic and wildlife cycles; however, little is known of the epidemiological significance of wild large definitive hosts such as the wolf. In this study, 179 scats […]

The first report of human-derived G10 genotype of Echinococcus canadensis in China and possible sources and routes of transmission

Abstract Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is one of the most important parasitic zoonoses. 10 distinct genotypes, designated G1–G10 genotypes of Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato (s.l.), have been split into 4 species: Echinococcus granulosus sensu stricto (s.s.) (G1–G3), Echinococcus equinus (G4), Echinococcus ortleppi (G5) and Echinococcus canadensis (G6–G10); Echinococcus felidis has also been suggested as a sister […]

Letter: Will N. Graves to USFWS Wolf-Carried Diseases – October 3, 1993

1. Diseases, Worms, and Parasites. I was surprised that the DEIS (Draft Environmental Impact Statement) did not make a detailed study on the impact issue of diseases, worms, and parasites (page 9). I believe an EIS is not complete without a detailed study covering the diseases, worms and parasites that wolves would carry, harbor, and […]

Yet Another “Benefit” of Forcibly-Imposed Wolves?

Please read the following disease notice (titled as an innocuous “Pet Health Topic”) presented under the auspices of Washington State College of Veterinary Medicine. Note the lines I have underlined and highlighted. If as is known, but frequently denied: – Tapeworm eggs of all sorts found in the feces of wolves (Apex contractors and spreaders […]

Molecular Characterization of Echinococcus granulosus Cysts in North Indian Patients: Identification of G1, G3, G5 and G6 Genotypes

“Cystic echinococcosis (CE) caused by the Echinococcus granulosus, is a major public health problem worldwide, including India. The different genotypes of E. granulosus responsible for human hydatidosis have been reported from endemic areas throughout the world. However, the genetic characterization of E. granulosus infecting the human population in India is lacking. The aim of study […]

Comments to Environmental Quality Control

Environmental Quality Council Helena, Montana, 59620 Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen of the Council; This is for the record: I worked for a short time (1950-1951) in Oaxaca, Mexico for the US Department of Agriculture. I was the Chief of an Inspecting, Vaccinating, Slaughtering Brigade in a horseback sector working to eradicate the Foot and […]

WHO Describes Echinococcosis as “Considerable Public Health Problem”

Below is a portion of the “Preface” of the World Health Organization’s Manual. This disease is important enough to WHO and to the World Organization for Animal Health that even the title describes it as a “Public Health Problem of Global Concern.” This “Manual” relates information about the disease, much of it in areas away […]

Surveillance for Echinococcus canadensis genotypes in Canadian ungulates

Janna Schurera, Todd Shuryb, Frederick Leightonc, Emily Jenkins Abstract The geographic and host distribution, prevalence and genotypes of Echinococcus canadensis in wild ungulates in Canada are described to better understand the significance for wildlife and public health. We observed E. canadensis in 10.5% (11/105) of wild elk (wapiti; Cervus canadensis) in Riding Mountain National Park, […]