molecular identification of unilocular hydatid cysts from domestic ungulates in ethiopia: implications for human identify the etiologic agents of cystic echinococcosis in ethiopia, unilocular hydatid cysts were collected from 11 sheep, 16 cattle and 16 camels slaughtered in abattoirs of aweday, jijiga, haramaya and addis ababa during june 2010 to february 2011. a pcr-based dna sequencing of the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase c subunit 1 gene (cox1) was conducted for 40 cysts. the majority of cysts (87.5%) were identified as echinococcus granulosus sensu stricto and the rest as echinococcus canadensis. ...201222329916
the prevalence of cysticercosis and hydatidosis in ethiopian sheep.five hundred and sixty sheep, slaughtered at an addis ababa abattoir, were examined for cysticercosis and hydatidosis. the prevalence of the metacestodes of taenia hydatigena was 37.1% and that of echinococcus granulosus 16.4%. in addition, the age and sex prevalences of hydatid cysts, their organ distribution and the ratio of fertile cysts were determined.19883388745
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