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echinococcus multilocularis (cestoda), the causative agent of alveolar echinococcosis in humans: first record in poland.echinococcus multilocularis, the causative agent of human alveolar echinococcosis, was found for the first time in poland in 2 of 20 red foxes (vulpes vulpes), originating from the area of gdansk (northern poland). this finding supports the hypothesis that the endemic area of this parasite in central europe (belgium, france, luxembourg, switzerland, liechtenstein, germany, and austria) is not an isolated focus as previously anticipated but is connected with the large endemic zone in russia.19957707218
[guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of liver alveococcosis caused by echinococcus multilocularis].recent epidemiological reports have shown an increasing incidence of echinococcus multilocularis infection among red foxes and inhabitants from pomorskie, warmiƄsko-mazurskie and podkarpackie districts of poland. the study describes the actual recommendations for a proper diagnosis and optimal treatment in patients infected with e. multilocularis in order to standardize diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for this severe parasitic disease by reference centres. liver lesions caused by the paras ...200718075150
detection of echinococcus multilocularis dna in fruit, vegetable, and mushroom samples collected in the non-endemic territory of the pomerania province and comparison of the results with data from rural areas of the neighbouring highly endemic warmia-masuria province, poland.echinococcus multilocularis is a tapeworm that may cause alveolar echinococcosis (ae), one of the most dangerous parasitic zoonoses. as in the case of some foodborne diseases, unwashed fruits and vegetables contaminated with eggs of e. multilocularis may serve as an important transmission route for this parasite. the aim of this study was to investigate the presence of e. multilocularis dna in fruit, vegetables, and mushrooms in rural areas of the pomerania province, poland (non-endemic territor ...201728426415
[epidemiological studies on echinococcus multilocularis in red foxes in north-west poland].the studies were carried out in 15 provinces of north-west part of poland in the years 1994 - 1997 under a regime of strict laboratory safety regulation. the intestine of 1909 red foxes were examined for the presence of echinococcus multilocularis according to the method of eckert et al (1991). the intestines were divided finto four to six sections and fifteen smears were prepared from each animal under study. foxes infected with e. multilocularis were detected in 8 provinces. the average preval ...199916886378
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