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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
canine echinococcosis in northwest libya: assessment of coproantigen elisa, and a survey of infection with analysis of risk-factors.in order to determine the prevalence and risk factors for canine echinococcosis in different endemic localities in the tripoli area of northwest libya, stray dogs were examined post-mortem, and owned dogs screened for echinococcus granulosus infection using a standardised genus specific coproantigen elisa. the prevalence of e. granulosus infection at necropsy in stray-dogs was 25.8% (15/58, 95% ci 15.3-39.0%), and 21.6% (72/334, 95% ci 17.3-26.4%) of owned dogs tested were positive by coproantig ...200515905032
prevalence of echinococcosis in street dogs in tripole district, libya.cystic echinococcosis due to e. granulosus is a serious public health and livestock economy problem in libya. kato thick smear examination of 50 street dogs stools showed that they had echinococcus granulosus (58%), taenia spp. (14%), diplydium caninum (16%), toxocara canis (121%) and 20% were parasite-free. the stool examination using kato thick smear was more sensitive and more specific that the indirect haemaggutination test. the results were discussed with general review of the disease in li ...200718383781
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