[echinococcus granulosus infection in urban areas].in a previous survey, carried out in 100 dogs in rome by tassi and widenhorn (1977), two animals, which always lived in the urban area, were found infected by echinococcus granulosus. an urban infection was therefore hypothized. during a following experiment 6 three-month old beagle dogs were fed for nine months with raw meat sold in the butcheries of rome as "food for pets". two dogs of the same breed and origin were fed for the same period with canned food and were kept as control animals. at ...1978553262
updates on cystic echinococcosis (ce) in update on cystic echinococcosis (ce) diffusion in italy during 2003-2005 is reported. ce seems to have a sporadic diffusion in the northern part of the country where this disease plays a minor role (prevalence < 1%). recent investigations have shown the occurrence of ce cases in humans from the mountains between reggio emilia and modena, with an average year incidence between 9.4 and 5.6/100,000. in abruzzo prevalences in sheep and cattle are 20.2% and 15.3%, with a fertility of 4.6% and 1.3% ...200616881397
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