Echinococcus multilocularis in Kyrgyzstan: similarity in the Asian EmsB genotypic profiles from village populations of Eastern mole voles (Ellobius tancrei) and dogs in the Alay valley

Afonso, E, Knapp, J, Tête, N, Umhang, G, Rieffel, D, van Kesteren, FH, Ziadinov, I, Craig, PS, Torgerson, PR and Giraudoux, P 2015, 'Echinococcus multilocularis in Kyrgyzstan: similarity in the Asian EmsB genotypic profiles from village populations of Eastern mole voles (Ellobius tancrei) and dogs in the Alay valley' , Journal of Helminthology, 89 (06) , pp. 664-670.

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Abstract

Echinococcus multilocularis is a cestode that causes human alveolar echinococcosis, a lethal zoonosis of public health concern in central Asia and western China. In the present study, one of 42 Eastern mole voles (Ellobius tancrei) caught in Sary Mogol (Alay valley, southern Kyrgyzstan) presented liver lesions with E. multilocularis from which the EmsB target was amplified. The Asian profile obtained was almost identical to one amplified from domestic dog faeces collected in a nearby village. This observation adds additional information to the potential role of E. tancrei in the transmission of E. multilocularis, and to the known distribution range of E. multilocularis (Asian strain) in central Asia.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Helminthology
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 0022-149X
Depositing User: WM Taylor
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2016 11:28
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2016 11:28
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/40681

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