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Cystic echinococcosis in southern Brazil.
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PMID:  18327489     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is very common in the southern part of Rio Grande do Sul State where sheep and cattle raising is the most important economical activity. Prevalence in intermediate hosts is well known due to reports in slaughterhouses while human reports are of discussed value. This is due to underreporting of cases and few epidemiological studies make it difficult to assess the situation of echinococcosis in the population. Whereas cattle infection rate is more or less stable around 12% of the slaughter animals, in sheep there has been an increasing number in the last five years. Some efforts have been done to control the zoonosis but no effective results were obtained so far. Probably educational efforts to change human practices (feeding dogs with raw viscera), periodic treatment of dogs with praziquantel and joined actions with slaughterhouses could bring more attention to improve some control measures.
Mario L de la Rue
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0036-4665     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev. Inst. Med. Trop. Sao Paulo     Publication Date:    2008 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-10     Completed Date:  2008-06-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507484     Medline TA:  Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  53-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Federal University of Santa Maria, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Brazil / epidemiology
Echinococcosis / epidemiology*,  transmission,  veterinary
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