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This study examined 4709 animals from 83 691 bovines slaughtered in a meat processing plant of Santiago, Chile. Origin, sex, category of the animals and visceral location of the cysts were determined. The size of the cysts and the presence or absence of protoscoleces (fertility) were determined in...

Author(s)
Muñoz, J. P.; Sievers, G.
Publisher
Sociedad Chilena de Parasitología, Santiago, Chile
Citation
Parasitología Latinoamericana, 2005, 60, 1/2, pp 69-73
Abstract

This article discusses options for the eradication of echinococcosis in Argentina and Chile. A programme proposal for the effective eradication of hydatidosis in the areas is presented. Some suggested components of the programme are epidemiological surveys, eradication of the infection in dogs,...

Author(s)
Campano Díaz, S.
Publisher
Pan American Health Organization, Washington, USA
Citation
Report of the the PAHO/WHO Working Group on perspectives and possibilities of control and eradication of hydatidosis, 2002, pp 127-142
Abstract

Much progress has been made with characterization of the EG95 vaccine which can be used to prevent hydatid infection in animal intermediate hosts of Echinococcus granulosus. The vaccine comprises a single recombinant oncosphere antigen and the adjuvant Quil A. It induces complement-fixing...

Author(s)
Lightowlers, M. W.; Heath, D. D.
Publisher
Lombardo Editore, Roma, Italy
Citation
Parassitologia (Roma), 2004, 46, 1/2, pp 27-31
Abstract

The PM findings of 691 128 cattle, slaughtered at 275 abattoirs and slaughtering places in Chile in 1986, are presented. The most frequent causes for partial or total condemnation were fascioliasis (27.26%) and echinococcosis (21.58%). Tuberculosis was diagnosed in 2623 animals (0.38%) and...

Author(s)
Luengo L., J.; Morales M., M. A.; Olivares V., F.
Citation
Avances en Ciencias Veterinarias, 1995, 10, 1, pp 38-46
Abstract

An epidemiological survey of echinococcosis (Echinococcus granulosus) was conducted in south-central Chile between 1992 and 1997. Indirect haemagglutination and ELISA tests were performed on 5556 apparently healthy people. Of these, 42 (0.8%) had positive results for both tests, giving a...

Author(s)
Apt, W.; Pérez, C.; Galdamez, E.; Campano, S.; Vega, F.; Vargas, D.; Rodríguez, J.; Retamal, C.; Cortés, P.; Zulantay, I.; Rycke, P. H. de
Citation
Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública/Pan American Journal of Public Health, 2000, 7, 1, pp 8-16
Abstract

Echinococcosis remains a prevalent zoonotic disease in Chile. A survey of human cases showed persistent high notification rates in the extreme south of the country, with more than 30 hospitalizations per 100 000 people in 1989. The disease affects mostly young and middle-aged individuals (15 to 54...

Author(s)
Serra, I.; Araneda, J.; Araya, C.; Serra, V.
Citation
Boletín Chileno de Parasitología, 1996, 51, 1/2, pp 3-12
Abstract

The possible impact of Echinococcus control programmes for livestock on the incidence of human Echinococcus infections, in regions XI and XII of Chile, were analysed. It was concluded that the national and regional decreases in Echinococcus cases were due to a decrease in the notification of the...

Author(s)
Serra, I. C.; Araya, C. I.; Araneda, J. P.
Citation
Revista Médica de Chile, 1993, 121, 3, pp 343-349
Abstract

The annual prevalences of Taenia saginata and Taenia solium metacestodes in cattle and pigs in Chile are presented based on Ministry of Health slaughterhouse data for the years 1977-1986. Over the 10 years there was a decrease in prevalence from 0.2% to 0.1% for T. saginata and from 0.7% to 0.1%...

Author(s)
Schenone, H.; Rojas, A.
Citation
Boletín Chileno de Parasitología, 1988, 43, 3-4, pp 66-67
Abstract

The epidemiology of hydatidosis in Aysén Region, is reviewed with reference to the records of patients operated on for hydatid disease, surveys carried out by the regional cattle and farming service, and statistical data from the Ministry of Health. The Region has the highest incidence and...

Author(s)
Pinto G., P. P.
Citation
Revista Médica de Chile, 1985, 114, 4, pp 367-372
Abstract

Examination of 250 hepatic and 250 pulmonary hydatid cysts (>2 cm diameter) from sheep for the presence of scolices showed that 94.8% and 93.2% were viable, respectively. Corresponding values were 44.0% and 46.8% for the same number of cysts from pigs, and 4.4% and 7.2% for cysts from cattle. The...

Author(s)
Gonzalez, H.; Plaza, J.; Abalos, P.
Citation
Boletin Chileno de Parasitologia, 1981, 36, 1/2, pp 14-19

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