The brown hare (Lepus europaeus) as a novel intermediate host for Echinococcus multilocularis in Europe

Chaignat, Valérie; Boujon, Patrick; Frey, Caroline; Hentrich, Brigitte; Müller, Norbert; Gottstein, Bruno (2015). The brown hare (Lepus europaeus) as a novel intermediate host for Echinococcus multilocularis in Europe. Parasitology research, 114(8), pp. 3167-3169. Springer 10.1007/s00436-015-4555-3

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A typical multivesiculated metacestode tissue has been found in the liver of a European brown hare (Lepus europaeus) originating from a northern area of Switzerland. In this study, the causative species was identified as Echinococcus multilocularis by appropriate histological and molecular analyses and corresponding DNA sequencing. This is the first confirmation of larval E. multilocularis from hares in central Europe. The metacestode tissue contained protoscolices, suggesting that the hare may contribute to the transmission of E. multilocularis in Switzerland.

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:

Frey, Caroline; Hentrich, Brigitte; Müller, Norbert and Gottstein, Bruno

Subjects:

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

ISSN:

0932-0113

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Bruno Gottstein

Date Deposited:

27 Jul 2015 13:53

Last Modified:

17 Aug 2018 08:02

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s00436-015-4555-3

PubMed ID:

26040844

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.70431

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/70431

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