extraintestinal helminths of the common vole (microtus arvalis) and the water vole (arvicola terrestris) in western austria (vorarlberg).between september and december 2004, a total of 411 voles (318 common voles and 93 water voles) were caught in the austrian province of vorarlberg (lustenau, hohenems, and dornbirn) and were examined by macroscopy, microscopy, and molecular biological analysis to determine the presence and extent of medically important extraintestinal helminths. the following extraintestinal helminth species were detected: taenia taeniaeformis (liver), calodium hepaticum (liver), and echinococcus multilocularis ...201020148339
first report on the occurrence of human cases of alveolar echinococcosis in the northeast of austria.since posselt (1928) it is known, that echinococcus multilocularis, the causative organism of alveolar echinococcosis, is prevalent in the western and southern provinces of austria (vorarlberg, the tyrol, salzburg, carinthia, styria). recent distributional data confirmed the existence of these endemic areas in the mountain range of the alps. within the period from 1983 to 1988 human cases of obviously autochthonous alveolar echinococcosis were detected in the northeast of austria, north of the r ...19902382093
incidence, prevalence and geographic distribution of human alveolar echinococcosis in austria from 1854 to 1990.since the second half of the last century it has been known that austria--like southern germany, eastern france and switzerland--is a part of the central european area of distribution of echinococcus multilocularis (em), the causative organism of alveolar echinococcosis (ae). up until october 1990, 128 human ae cases were documented in austria; personal, anamnestic and clinical data on the majority of these patients are available. based on these data, epidemiological parameters (incidence, preva ...19911891451
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