[risk assessment of bluetongue disease incursion into germany using geographic information system (gis)].using a geographic information system (gis), by analysis of the relationship between the spatial distribution of cattle density and the risk factors temperature, altitude and rainfall, we defined geographical habitats enabling optimal development and competence of culicoides spp. to transmit bluetongue-virus (btv): risk zones (low, high, highest risk) were identified mainly in baden-württemberg, hessen and rheinland-pfalz if persistently infected ruminants are imported into these zones in summer ...200415188681
[environmental hygienic aspects of echinococcosis].a literature review on the current situation of echinococcosis in central europe is given. the only final host for echinococcus granulosus in this region ist the dog. the infection rate of dogs with e. granulosus in central europe is less than 1%. according to meat inspection statistics in germany less than 0.008% of sheep, pigs and horses carry larval stages of e. granulosus. parasitologically confirmed is the occurrence of a cattle-dog strain, the cysts of which were found in 0.26% of slaughte ...19921516550
[the occurrence and distribution of rabies in rheinland-pfalz].by means of a descriptive study the progress of silvatic rabies in rheinland-pfalz is reported, starting from its first occurrence in 1955. during the period of 30 years a total of 35,090 animals of 48 different species has been examined on rabies, yielding 26,6% infected animals. the annual fractions of positive results fluctuated around this mean value with small deviations. the percentage for wild animals (35.9%) exceeded that of domestic animals (14.8%) significantly. the number of the annua ...19863738892
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