q fever outbreak--germany, may 1996, the health department of marburg-biedenkopf in marburg, hessen, germany, was notified of a cluster of persons with high and persistent fever who resided in a rural town (rollshausen [1996 population:300]) and in five surrounding towns approximately 0.5-2.0 miles from rollshausen, in the district of lohra. serologic testing of some patients by local health authorities suggested acute q fever. in germany, q fever is a reportable disease and 27-100 cases are reported annually; during 1 ...19979011780
multispecific resistance of trichostrongyles to benzimidazoles in a goat herd in germany.anthelmintic resistance of nematodes to benzimidazoles and ivermectin was suspected from field observations in an angora goat herd in northern hesse. larvae of the caprine trichostrongyle isolate were used for artificial infections of helminth-naive sheep. groups of the lambs were treated with albendazole (3.8 mg/kg p.o.) or ivermectin (0.2 mg/kg s.c.) four weeks after infection or remained untreated as controls and were necropsied one week later. albendazole reduced the mean faecal egg counts b ...200111367880
[risk assessment of bluetongue disease incursion into germany using geographic information system (gis)].using a geographic information system (gis), by analysis of the relationship between the spatial distribution of cattle density and the risk factors temperature, altitude and rainfall, we defined geographical habitats enabling optimal development and competence of culicoides spp. to transmit bluetongue-virus (btv): risk zones (low, high, highest risk) were identified mainly in baden-württemberg, hessen and rheinland-pfalz if persistently infected ruminants are imported into these zones in summer ...200415188681
[lungworms in sheep in hesse: incidence of dictyocaulus filaria and protostrongylids as well as seasonal dynamics of larval excretion under various management systems]. 19846240259
[environmental hygienic aspects of echinococcosis].a literature review on the current situation of echinococcosis in central europe is given. the only final host for echinococcus granulosus in this region ist the dog. the infection rate of dogs with e. granulosus in central europe is less than 1%. according to meat inspection statistics in germany less than 0.008% of sheep, pigs and horses carry larval stages of e. granulosus. parasitologically confirmed is the occurrence of a cattle-dog strain, the cysts of which were found in 0.26% of slaughte ...19921516550
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