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Reemergence of canine echinococcus granulosus infection, Wales

Buishi, I, Walters, T, Guildea, Z, Craig, PS and Palmer, S 2005, 'Reemergence of canine echinococcus granulosus infection, Wales' , Emerging Infectious Diseases, 11 (4) , pp. 568-571.

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Abstract

As a consequence of large-scale outdoor slaughter of sheep during the 2001 foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in the United Kingdom and the possibility of increased risk for transmission of Echinococcus granulosus between sheep and dogs, a large survey of canine echinococcosis was undertaken in mid-Wales in 2002. An Echinococcus coproantigen-positive rate of 8.1% (94/1,164) was recorded on 22% of farms surveyed, which compares to a rate of 3.4% obtained in the same region in 1993. Positivity rates between FMD-affected properties and unaffected ones did not differ significantly. Significant risk factors for positive results in farm dogs were allowing dogs to roam free and the infrequent dosing (>4-month intervals) of dogs with praziquantel. When these data are compared to those of a previous pilot hydatid control program in the area (1983–1989), an increase in transmission to humans appears probable.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > Q Science > Q Science (General)
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Environment and Life Sciences
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Emerging Infectious Diseases
Publisher: National Center for Infectious Diseases
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 10806040
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2007 12:29
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:45
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/174

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