Echinococcus granulosus infection dynamics in livestock of Greece

Chaligiannis, I; Maillard, Stephane; Boubaker, Ghalia; Spiliotis, Markus; Saratsis, A; Gottstein, Bruno; Sotiraki, S (2015). Echinococcus granulosus infection dynamics in livestock of Greece. Acta tropica, 150, pp. 64-70. Elsevier 10.1016/j.actatropica.2015.06.021

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An epidemiological and molecular survey on the occurrence of Echinococcus hydatid cysts in livestock was conducted in Greece. In total 898 sheep, 483 goats, 38 buffaloes, 273 wild boars and 15 deer were examined and 30.2% (6.45% cyst fertility), 7.86% (3.2% cyst fertility), 42% (7.9% cyst fertility), 1.1% (0% cyst fertility), 0% of them were found infected, respectively. Infection rate in different geographical regions varied between 26.1 and 53.8% (cyst fertility 2.04 and 34.6%) in sheep, 7.33 and 13.3% (cyst fertility 0 and 3.2%) in goats. Genotyping, based on cox1 and nad1 analyses, demonstrated the predominance of E. granulosus s.s. (G1 genotype). The presence of one single genotype-complex within a relatively large spectrum of intermediate host species in Greece indicates the presence of a dominant transmission dog-sheep cycle involving additional host species which may act as disease reservoir for human infections.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Research Foci > Host-Pathogen Interaction
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Parasitology
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP)

UniBE Contributor:

Maillard, Stephane; Boubaker, Ghalia; Spiliotis, Markus and Gottstein, Bruno

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0001-706X

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Bruno Gottstein

Date Deposited:

27 Jul 2015 14:02

Last Modified:

26 Jun 2016 02:30

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.actatropica.2015.06.021

PubMed ID:

26123192

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Cystic echinococcosis; Echinococcus granulosus; Livestock

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.70428

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/70428

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