[epidemiological aspects of toxocariasis in switzerland].in the regions of basel, jura and zürich (switzerland) 765 blood donors completed a questionnaire with respect to symptoms, animal contacts and occupation, and their sera were tested for antibodies to tissue helminths in elisa. 5.1%, 3.3% and 6.5% exhibited antibodies solely to the respective antigens of toxocara canis, fasciola hepatica, and echinococcus granulosus. combined seroreactions were mainly observed between f. hepatica and e. granulosus antigens. reactivity to t. canis antigen was ass ...19863764384
spatial distribution of bluetongue surveillance and cases in bluetongue surveillance from mid 2007 to mid 2008 was a combination of monthly bulk milk testing of 200 cattle herds in zones of higher risk for vector presence and intensification of passive clinical surveillance. the spatial scan statistic and moran's i statistic were used to determine clustering of surveillance data. the results show a high level of surveillance intensity for bt in switzerland in 2007. in the region encompassing the cantons of aargau, basel-landschaft, basel-stadt and s ...200818979419
[nine cases of imported malta fever in basle].report on 9 cases of malta fever seen in basle, switzerland, in the first three months of 1980. in contrast to previous reports in the literature, positive blood cultures were found in 8 of the 9 patients. all were infected by direct contact with sheep and the clinical picture was classified in all cases. therapy with doxycyclin led to rapid improvement. no severe complications were observed. in the light of these cases the epidemiology, clinical picture, possible complications and therapy of th ...19817280614
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