Echinococcus granulosus in Portugal: The first report of the G7 genotype in cattle
- Autores: Beato S, Cringoli G, Gonçalves M, Grácio MA, Maurelli MP, Parreira R, Roque C, Silva L
- Ano de Publicação: 2013
- Journal: Veterinary Parasitology
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24035548
Although cystic echinococcosis (CE) has been a recognized public health problem in Portugal, molecular data regarding the types and prevalence of infecting strains of its etiological agent (Echinococcus granulosus) are still scarce. Over the last years we have been evaluating the prevalence of CE in the country, and in this report we determined the parasite genotypes infecting sheep, goats, cattle and human in Portugal.