seroprevalence of igg antibodies against echinococcus granulosus in the population of the region of thessaly, central greece.echinococcosis notification rate in greece, based on the most recent data, is below 0.25 per 100,000 population. to further investigate the epidemiology of echinococcosis in greece a study was designed to determine the seroprevalence of echinococcus granulosus antibodies in the population of thessaly, central greece. five hundred and forty two left over blood samples in thessaly laboratories, were collected using a stratified convenient sampling procedure. samples were analyzed with enzyme linke ...201222615913
decreasing trends of ultrasonographic prevalence of cystic echinococcosis in a rural greek area.greece is considered as one of the endemic european countries for cystic echinococcosis (ce). we evaluated the prevalence trends of ce in the rural area of trikala, central greece, through ultrasound records for the period 2001-2008. of the 47,045 total number of abdominal ultrasound tests performed in the period 2001-2008, a total of 153 individuals had abdominal ce. despite this generally high figure, significantly lower prevalence rates were noted during the second half of the study period. t ...201020091330
seroprevalence and risk factors associated with zoonotic parasitic infections in small ruminants in the greek temperate environment.a cross-sectional serological study was carried out to screen the sheep and goat population of thessaly, greece for evidence of infection with toxoplasma, toxocara, leishmania, and echinococcus and to determine the risk factors related to herd characteristics, herd management practices, farmer status, and the bioclimatic variables associated with these zoonotic parasitic infections. a total of 540 sheep and goat serum samples were examined. the seroprevalence of infection in all examined animals ...201323994572
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