incidence of lung worms infestation in sheep and cattle at benghazi (lybian arabic republic). 19744471465
studies on the sero-epidemiology of endemic diseases in libya. i. echinococcosis in libya traditional animal husbandry and the practice of domestic slaughter of food animals contribute to the maintenance of the echinococcus cycle. the cost of echinococcosis is high and may significantly affect the national economy. this study, employing the elisa test, has indicated an approximately 10% infection rate in children and young adults from the environs of benghazi, no difference being apparent between rural and urban dwellers. the prevalence of the infection should be determined ...19836639185
prevalence of cystic echinococcosis in camels (camelus dromedarius) in an abattoir study, 514 camels, slaughtered for meat production in different areas of northern libya were examined for the presence of cystic echinococcosis (ce). in addition, 367 sheep and 184 goats were examined. the overall prevalence of infection with ce was 48% in camels, 15.8% in sheep and 3.8% in goats. the infection rate, number and size of cysts were significantly higher in older camels. in six city abattoirs across northern libya, i.e. zawia, tripoli, el-khumes, mesurata, sirt and be ...19989639897
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
ophthalmomyiasis caused by the sheep nasal bot, oestrus ovis (oestridae) larvae, in the benghazi area of eastern a two-year study, from january 1977 to december 1978, 80 human cases of ophthalmomyiasis were recorded at the benghazi central eye clinic. infections were due to larvae of the sheep nasal bot, ostrus ovis. the annual incidence was estimated to be 10 per 100,000 population, with most of the cases occurring amongst males during the months of may, june and july. a typical case history is described to illustrate the clinical features and the treatment used.19807434424
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