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Author Moghaddam, A. S. ♦ Massoud, J. ♦ Mahmoodi, M. ♦ Mahvi, A. H. ♦ Periago, M. V. ♦ Artigas, P. ♦ Fuentes, M. V. ♦ Bargues, M. D. ♦ Mas Coma, S.
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Content type Text
Publisher Springer-Verlag
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2004
Language English
Abstract The fascioliasis situation in humans and livestock of Iranian Mazandaran is analysed for the first time. Coprological studies showed 7.3% and 25.4% global prevalences in sheep and cattle, respectively. Studies in slaughterhouses indicate that sheep and cattle may be the main reservoir species, buffaloes may play local roles in the transmission, and goats and horses probably only participate sporadically. Morphometric studies by computer image analysis showed that forms intermediate between Fasciola hepatica and F. gigantica appear in addition to both species. A total of 107 infected humans were diagnosed during the 1999–2002 period, which suggests that fascioliasis may be widespread. The absence of differences in human fascioliasis among gender and age groups differs from other human endemic areas. Both human and animal infections show marked differences between western and eastern Mazandaran. Traditions in herbal condiments for human consumption, methods of animal husbandry and annual rainfall may explain the higher prevalences in western Mazandaran.
ISSN 09320113
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2004-07-31
Publisher Place Berlin/Heidelberg
e-ISSN 14321955
Journal Parasitology Research
Volume Number 94
Issue Number 1
Page Count 9
Starting Page 61
Ending Page 69


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