Canid immunity to Echinococcus spp.: impact on transmission.

@article{Torgerson2006CanidIT,
  title={Canid immunity to Echinococcus spp.: impact on transmission.},
  author={Paul Robert Torgerson},
  journal={Parasite immunology},
  year={2006},
  volume={28 7},
  pages={
          295-303
        }
}
The canid intestinal immune system recognizes the cestode parasite Echinococcus following infection, but it is still unclear the extent to which protection against reinfection occurs. An increasing number of studies have shown that there are convex age-related abundance or prevalence rates in naturally infected populations of dogs with E. granulosus and foxes infected with E. multilocularis. Data from dogs naturally infected with E. granulosus give a better fit to a model that incorporates herd… CONTINUE READING
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