Human cystic echinococcosis in nomads of south-west Islamic Republic of Iran
AbstractCystic echinococcosis [CE] is a widespread helminth zoonosis, especially in rural areas. We investigated the prevalence of human CE among nomadic communities in 4 areas of Khuzestan province: Behbahan, Shoush, Masjed Soleiman and Izeh. Blood samples from 3446 individuals from 700 randomly selected families were examined for detection of antibody against Echinococcus granulosus. Family members were interviewed to assess possible risk factors for infection such as age, sex, dog ownership. The prevalence of CE was 13.8%: 1.9% in Behbahan, 12.4% in Shoush, 17.3% in Masjed Soleiman and 18.2% in Izeh. These differences were statistically significant. There was no significant association between CE seropositivity and age, sex and dog ownership
Rafiei, A., Hemadi, A., Maraghi, S., Kaikhaei, B. & Craig, P.S. (2007). Human cystic echinococcosis in nomads of south-west Islamic Republic of Iran. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117222
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 13 (1), 41-48, 2007
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