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echinococcus granulosus: a seroepidemiological survey in northern israel using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.following an intensive health education programme, 8651 finger-prick blood samples, 4122 from a predominantly adult group attending a primary care clinic and 4529 from schoolchildren, were collected in tamra, northern israel. an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (elisa) for immunoglobulin g (igg) was used to detect anti-echinococcus granulosus antibodies, using both crude and purified antigens. the seroprevalence in the adult group was 0.48% (20/4122); optical density values were 0.1-0.14 in 10 ...19979463658
the development of new foci of echinococcosis in northern israel: prevalence in domestic animals.in a survey carried out in 1991-1992 in the town of yirka in northern israel, 49 dogs were examined for echinococcus granulosus infection and abattoir data, based on organs condemned for the presence of parasites, was collected. the presence of e. granulosus by arecoline test was demonstrated in 7 (14.2%) of the dogs examined, but not parasites were found in the intestines of five stray dogs shot in the area. a survey of sheep slaughtered in the local abattoir during a one-month period revealed ...19948006384
an epidemiological survey of echinococcus granulosus and other helminths in animal populations in northern israel.in a survey carried out during the period may 1995 to november 1996, in communities of various ethnic groups in northern israel, 206 dogs were examined for echinococcus granulosus and other intestinal helminth parasites by arecoline hydrobromide purges and the coproantigen-elisa. the arecoline test was performed close to the owners' homes, using plastic sheets secured to the ground. from 56 dogs examined in the muslim town of tamra, six (10.7%) were found to be infected with e. granulosus. four ...19989687593
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