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Anti-Echinococcus serum immunoglobulin (Ig)E was assessed by the ImmunoCAP system and compared with anti-Echinococcus serum IgG assessed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and Western blot. The ImmunoCAP system revealed very high specificity (one false positive of 110 healthy individuals), low cross-reactivity (one false positive of 58 patients(More)
Addressing the genetic variability in Echinococcus granulosus is epidemiologically important, as strain characteristics may influence the local transmission patterns of zoonotic cystic echinococcosis. To classify the genotype(s) present in intermediate (pig, cattle and sheep) and definitive (jackal and wolf) hosts in Bulgaria, a DNA-based approach was used(More)
Trichinella spp. larvae were collected from domestic and wild-life animals in association with 15 human trichinellosis outbreaks registered between 1999-2002 in Bulgaria. Furthermore, Trichinella spp. isolates were obtained from 62 naturally infected wild animals and of a rat. All isolates were subjected to speciation by both multiplex PCR and(More)
Human trichinellosis is an important food-borne zoonotic disease that causes financial losses and health problems for the population. Sporadic cases and outbreaks of different intensities are recorded each year in Bulgaria. With this work we attempt to clarify the main reasons leading to outbreaks of trichinellosis in the country and to compare the recorded(More)
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