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Author(s): Siko Barabási, S., Bokor, E., Fekeás, É., Nemes, L., Murai, É. & Gubányi, A.
Title: Occurrence and epidemiology of Echinococcus granulosus and E. multilocularis in the Covasna county, East Carpathian Mountains, Romania
Title: Az Echinococcus fertőzöttség vizsgálata a Háromszéki-medencében (Keleti Kárpátok, Románia)
Year: 1995
Volume: 28
Pages: 43-56.

Abstract: In the period between 1981 and 1990 the epidemiological data of Echinococcus granulosus and E. multilocularis (Cestoda, Taeniidae) were studied in the subalpine region of the East Carpathian Mountains, Covasna County, Romania. The definitive hosts of £ granulosus are dogs: 15.4% of 2,993 Canisfamiliaris examined were infected. The intermediate hosts are domesticated and wild ungulates: 23.3% of 209,670 cattle; 19.5% of 290,300 sheep; 6.9% of 375,720 pigs; 1.9% of 514 red deer, 6.8% of 88 roe-deer; 22.0% of 635 wild boars and 3.1% of 32 bears were infected with hydatid cysts of E. granulosus. The red fox, which is the final host of Echinococcus multilocularis (535 specimens), as well as the farmed silver fox (1,418 specimens) were found to be uninfected. Metacestodes of E. multilocularis were found in 0.0015% of the cattle and 0.45% of the 422 small rodents examined (2 Microtus nivalis). This is the first record of alveolar echinococcosis from the Carpathian Region in Romania.
Keywords: Romania, epidemiology, Echinococcus granulosus, Cestoda, Taeniidae, E. multilocularis, hydatidosis, alveolar echinococcosis, East Carpathian Mountains

Journal: Parasitologia Hungarica
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ISSN: 0303-688X
Publisher: Magyar Parazitológusok Társasága, Budapest
Editor(s): K. Murai, É., Thoma, A., Gubányi, A. & Tajti, T. Zs.