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Molecular Characterization of Echinococcus granulosus in South of Iran
Open Journal of Veterinary Medicine
The focus of present study was to determine the epidemiological and molecular aspects of different strains of cystic echinococcosis in Fars province, Iran. Liver and lung samples from 410 sheep, 206 goats and 315 cattle were collected. In cattle, the infestation rate was 18.1% (57/315), with 11.1% hepatic cysts and 7.0% pulmonary cysts. Out of all identified cysts, 31.4% of the hepatic and 31.8% of the pulmonary cysts were found fertile. Incidence rate of hydatid cyst infection in sheep wasdoi:10.4236/ojvm.2012.24032 fatcat:igghq5p56ndstpfynxbd5gllcy