first detection of echinococcus multilocularis in rodent intermediate hosts in turkey.echinococcus multilocularis is the causative agent of alveolar echinococcosis (ae), a potentially fatal zoonotic disease. large parts of turkey are considered as endemic for e. multilocularis. the aim of this study was to determine the occurrence of metacestode of e. multilocularis in wild rodents in erzurum, an endemic region for human ae in turkey. during the sampling period, a total of 498 rodents were trapped in twenty counties of erzurum province. suspected lesions were observed on the live ...201728799893
first molecular characterization of echinococcus multilocularis in turkey.this study aimed to find out the occurrence of echinococcus multilocularis in foxes in erzurum province, the highest endemic region for human alveolar echinococcosis in turkey. the sedimentation and counting technique was used to reveal adult echinococcus spp. in the intestines of foxes. one out of the 10 foxes was infected with e. multilocularis. the adult worms were analyzed morphologically and molecularly and were confirmed to be e. multilocularis by species-specific pcr. pairwise comparisons ...201627463527
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