EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDIES OF HYDATIDOSIS AMONG SLAUGHTERED SHEEP AND HUMAN IN TAIF, SAUDI ARABIA

2013 Assiut veterinary medical journal  
Received at:11/9/2013 Accepted: 7/10/2013 A total of 85201 sheep (71001 local bred and 14200 imported bred) were slaughtered and examined for hydatosis during the period 2010 -2012, at Al Taif, Saudi Arabia. The obtained data indicated that 10957 of sheep were suffering from hydatosis with 9.60 % for local bred and 29.15 % for imported bred. In human, the first case for hydatosis in Taif was recorded in one female twenty four years old, well educated suffering from gastrointestinal
more » ... stinal tract-related symptoms, fatiguability and chronic ill-health. The patient had no contact to dogs or animals and live in Taif governorate. The medical records department provided detected cystic echinococcosis with different Size in spleen.
doi:10.21608/avmj.2013.171910 fatcat:ynwalbh6kncftcemwjeuan3ndm