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Alveolar echinococcosis (AE) is a neglected 'malignant' parasitic disease. The European endemic area of Echinococcus multilocularis in foxes is larger than previously anticipated, and there is new evidence that both fox populations and the prevalence of E. multilocularis have increased in many areas, indicating increased pressure for infection with E.… (More)
In the Baltic countries, the two zoonotic diseases, alveolar echinococcosis (AE) caused by Echinococcus multilocularis, and cystic echinococcosis (CE) caused by Echinococcus granulosus, are of increasing public health concern. Observations from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania indicate that the distribution of both parasites is wider in the Baltics than… (More)
Evidence base of incubation periods, periods of infectious-ness and exclusion policies for the control of communicable diseases in school and preschools. Isolation of mumps virus from human beings with induced apparent or inapparent infections. To the Editor: Alveolar echi-nococcosis (AE), a serious zoonosis caused by the tapeworm Echinococ-cus… (More)
From Parasite infections of domestic animals in the Nordic countries – emerging threats and challenges. Summary The presence of the most important definitive and intermediate hosts suggests that conditions for the live cycle of E. multilocularis are favorable in Lithuania. While the main rodent hosts have not been investigated systematically in Lithuania,… (More)
From Parasite infections of domestic animals in the Nordic countries – emerging threats and challenges.
BACKGROUND Yersiniosis is one of the three leading foodborne zoonoses in Lithuania, and the incidence of 12.86 per 100,000 population was the highest among EU member states in 2010. Contaminated pig carcasses and subsequently undercooked pig meat are considered to be the primary transmission vehicle of enteropathogenic Y. enterocolitica to consumers. With… (More)