no emergence of echinococcus multilocularis in foxes in flanders and brussels anno 2007-2008.echinococcus multilocularis is highly endemic in red foxes in southern belgium (region of wallonia), especially in the higher located forested areas. the north of belgium, including the regions of flanders and brussels, is more urbanized and has been colonized entirely by red foxes since the 1980s. a temperospatial analysis of compiled epidemiological data from 1996 to 2003 predicted a northwest spread of the cestode from wallonia and the netherlands towards flanders and brussels (prev. vet. med ...201020163572
echinococcus multilocularis and toxocara canis in urban red foxes (vulpes vulpes) in brussels, belgium.during the last decades, european red foxes (vulpes vulpes) have been implicated in the transmission of several viral or parasitic pathogenic agents to domestic animals and humans. in urban areas, risks of zoonoses transmission are likely to increase as a result of a higher rate of intra- and inter-species contacts. foxes occur on 35% of the brussels-capital region area and local densities reach up to 4 family groups per square kilometre. according to the directive 2003/99/ecc, a first survey fo ...200717324480
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