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Echinococcosis: an emerging or re-emerging zoonosis?
The aim of this review is a critical discussion of factors actually or potentially contributing to persistence or emergence of echinococcosis in humans. Alveolar echinococcosis (AE), aExpand
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'Schmallenberg virus'--a novel orthobunyavirus emerging in Europe.
In 2011, a novel orthobunyavirus of the Simbu serogroup, the Schmallenberg virus (SBV), was discovered using a metagenomic approach. SBV caused a large epidemic in Europe in ruminants. As withExpand
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Supranational comparison of Neospora caninum seroprevalences in cattle in Germany, The Netherlands, Spain and Sweden.
Herd, within-herd and animal prevalences for Neospora caninum in beef and dairy cattle were compared between four countries. In randomly selected herds from regions of Germany, The Netherlands, SpainExpand
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Phylogenetic analyses of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus isolates from Germany in 2006 and 2007 suggest at least three separate introductions of H5N1 virus.
In spring 2006, highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAIV) of subtype H5N1 was detected in Germany in 343 dead wild birds, as well as in a black swan (Cygnus atratus) kept in a zoo, three strayExpand
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Protozoal Abortion in Farm Ruminants: Guidelines for Diagnosis and Control
* Foundations on reproduction and fertility problems in cattle and sheep * Study design and sample collection in aborted foetuses and early pregnancy losses * Aetiological diagnosis * DiagnosticExpand
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Oocysts of Neospora caninum, Hammondia heydorni, Toxoplasma gondii and Hammondia hammondi in faeces collected from dogs in Germany.
Faecal samples of 24,089 dogs were examined coproscopically in two veterinary laboratories in Germany between March 2001 and October 2004. In 47 dogs, oocysts of 9-14 microm size were found. TheirExpand
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Occurrence of Toxoplasma gondii and Hammondia hammondi oocysts in the faeces of cats from Germany and other European countries.
Faecal samples of 24,106 cats from Germany and other European countries were examined microscopically in a veterinary laboratory in Germany between October 2004 and November 2006 to estimate theExpand
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The efficiency of vertical transmission of Neospora caninum in dairy cattle analysed by serological techniques.
The association of Neospora caninum infections with cattle families was examined in a dairy cattle herd with sporadic abortions using three different serological tests. Cattle seropositive for N.Expand
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Novel Lyssavirus in Natterer’s Bat, Germany
A virus isolated from a Natterer’s bat (Myotis nattererii) in Germany was differentiated from other lyssaviruses on the basis of the reaction pattern of a panel of monoclonal antibodies. PhylogeneticExpand
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Dogs shed Neospora caninum oocysts after ingestion of naturally infected bovine placenta but not after ingestion of colostrum spiked with Neospora caninum tachyzoites.
An experiment was carried out to determine whether bovine colostrum or placenta could be a source of infection of Neospora caninum for dogs. For this purpose, two dogs were fed bovine colostrum toExpand
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