Echinococcus spp

Echinococcus spp

A genus of small taeniid tapeworms with 2–5 segments in adults–found in the definitive carnivore hosts–dogs, foxes; echinococcal larvae breed within cysts which develop in the liver, brain or elsewhere in the intermediate hosts–sheep, pigs, rodents, horses, humans; exposure and current infection are evaluated by measuring antibodies. See Hydatid disease.
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Although immunologic (2) and genetic methods (5-7) are available for identifying Echinococcus spp.
A total of 137 fecal samples were collected and stored at -80[degrees]C for [greater than or equal to] 1 week to avoid risk of infection from any Echinococcus spp.
Millon); and Agence Nationale de Securite Sanitaire de l'Alimentation National Reference Laboratory for Echinococcus spp.
Gastrointestinal tracts collected at necropsy were refrozen at -80[degrees]C for 3-5 days to inactivate Echinococcus spp.
Two serum samples from the patient (one obtained in May 2006, the other in December 2006) were analyzed by several immunologic techniques; all indicated infection with Echinococcus spp.
A sequence of 492 bp was obtained with the ABI 310 sequencer (Applied Biosystems, Foster City, CA, USA) and was compared with Echinococcus spp.
The risk zoonoses capable of infecting the greatest number of genera were: rabies viruses, in 78 genera; Bacillus anthracis, the causative agent of anthrax, in 57 genera; Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, in 48 genera; Echinococcus spp.
However, dogs were also recognized as sources of zoonotic parasites such as Echinococcus spp.
The articles in this special themed issue reflect emergence and reemergence of a wide array of known zoonotic pathogens, including lyssavirus, hantavirus, Rift Valley fever, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Echinococcus spp.

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