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combined eco-epidemiological and molecular biology approaches to assess echinococcus granulosus transmission to humans in mauritania: occurrence of the 'camel' strain and human cystic echinococcosis.mauritania lies between west-central africa where human cystic echinococcosis (ce) is considered extremely rare and west maghreb where ce accounts for a real public health problem. until 1992, mauritania was considered as human ce-free even through ce seemed well known in livestock. in 1992, the introduction of ultrasonography led to the diagnosis of the first human ce cases. in 1997, a veterinary study revealed that dogs living around nouakchott were commonly infected by echinococcus granulosus ...200212497974
crimean-congo hemorrhagic fever, mauritania.from february to august 2003, 38 persons were infected with crimean-congo hemorrhagic fever (cchf) virus in mauritania; 35 of these persons were residents of nouakchott. the first patient was a young woman who became ill shortly after butchering a goat. she transmitted the infection to 15 persons in the hospital where she was admitted and four members of her family. in nouakchott, two disease clusters and 11 isolated cases were identified. the case-fatality ratio was 28.6%. of the patients not i ...200415663851
ecological, morphological and genetic characterization of sympatric haemonchus spp. parasites of domestic ruminants in mauritania.the 4 species of ruminants (dromedary, zebu cattle, sheep and goat) in arid areas of mauritania harboured haemonchus spp. as the most frequent internal parasite. this was a rare situation where the 3 putative species, h. longistipes (dromedary), h. placei (zebu cattle) and h. contortus (sheep and goat) occurred sympatrically. the study was undertaken on hosts slaughtered at the nouakchott abattoir, on the basis of monthly collection of worms. the environment was very unfavourable to h. placei an ...19957753587
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