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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The wet mount prepared from the cyst fluid revealed morphological structures resembling scolex of Echinococcus spp.
Wet mount Preparation made from Hydatid Cyst Fluid showing Morphological Structures Resembling Scolices of Echinococcus spp.
The "other" category of serologic and culture send-out tests included: adenovirus, Bordetella spp, Coccidioides spp, Coxiella spp, Cryptococcus spp, DNase B, Echinococcus spp, Entamoeba histolytica, Ehrlichia spp, hepatitis A virus, human T-lymphocyte virus, Rickettsia spp, rubella virus, Trichinella spp, and Western equine encephalomyelitis virus Ig assays.
Although immunologic (2) and genetic methods (5-7) are available for identifying 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.
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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