epidemiology of echinococcus granulosus in arbil province, northern iraq, 1990-1998.during the period 1990-1998, 99 cases of human cystic hydatidosis (12.4 cases per year) were surgically treated at the two main hospitals in arbil province, northern iraq, and from this the human occurence for the province was estimated to be 2 per 100,000 inhabitants. in the same area, 1270 sheep, 550 goats and 320 cattle were examined at slaughter for hydatid cysts and prevalence rates were found to be 15.0%, 6.2% and 10.9%, respectively. a decreasing tendency in livestock prevalences was foun ...200010831057
echinococcosis in iraq: prevalence of echinococcus granulosus in stray dogs in arbil province.of 67 dogs examined in 11 localities in arbil province, northern iraq, 53 (79.1%) were found infected with echinococcus granulosus. the infection rates in the 11 localities ranged from 66.7% to 100%. infections were light (1-200 worms) in 37.7% of infected dogs, medium (201-1,000 worms) in 20.8% and heavy (over 1,000 worms) in 41.5%. the heaviest burden was detected in 13 dogs, in which 3,000 to 8,000 worms each were counted. infection rates were slightly higher in male dogs (81.1%) than in bitc ...19892635226
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