epidemiology and strain characteristics of echinococcus granulosus in the benghazi area of eastern libya.the incidence of surgically confirmed cystic echinococcosis in eastern libya was estimated to be at least 4.2 cases/100,000, with significantly more female cases than male. the prevalences of infection with echinococcus granulosus among 1087 sheep, 881 goats, 428 camels and 614 cattle from the same region, determined postmortem in abattoirs, were 20%, 3.4%, 13.6% and 11%, respectively. infection in the livestock was age-dependent and, generally, the female animals were more often infected than t ...200212171618
echinococcosis in libya. iii. further studies on the prevalence of echinococcus granulosus in dogs.of 92 dogs examined for echinococcus granulosus at five sites in libya from april 1985 to september 1988 33 (35.9%) were infected, the prevalences ranging from 60% (zawiyah) and 52.0% (tripoli) in the north-west, to 28.6% (benghazi) and 28.5% (darna) in the north-east. none of eight dogs at al-kufra, in the south-eastern desert, were infected. twenty dogs each had two to 200 worms, nine had 201-1000 worms and four each had over 1000 worms (one dog in tripoli had 17,120 worms). most infections we ...19902256769
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