Detection of Echinococcus multilocularis in Carnivores in Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran Using Mitochondrial DNA

@inproceedings{Beiromvand2011DetectionOE,
  title={Detection of Echinococcus multilocularis in Carnivores in Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran Using Mitochondrial DNA},
  author={Molouk Beiromvand and Lame Akhlaghi and Seyed Hossein Fattahi Massom and Iraj Mobedi and Ahmad Reza Meamar and Hormozd Oormazdi and Abbas Motevalian and Elham Razmjou},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Echinococcus multilocularis is the source of alveolar echinococcosis, a potentially fatal zoonotic disease. This investigation assessed the presence of E. multilocularis infection in definitive hosts in the Chenaran region of Razavi Khorasan Province, northeastern Iran. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Fecal samples from 77 domestic and stray dogs and 14 wild carnivores were examined using the flotation/sieving method followed by multiplex PCR of mitochondrial genes. The intestinal… CONTINUE READING
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