Echinococcosis in southern Brazil: efforts toward implementation of a control program in Santana do Livramento, Rio Grande do Sul.

@article{Farias2004EchinococcosisIS,
  title={Echinococcosis in southern Brazil: efforts toward implementation of a control program in Santana do Livramento, Rio Grande do Sul.},
  author={Leila Neves Farias and Ramiro Malgor and Cec{\'i}lia Cassaravilla and Caio Roberto Soares Bragança and M{\'a}rio Luiz de la Rue},
  journal={Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo},
  year={2004},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={153-6}
}
This investigation aimed to design a strategy for echinococcosis control in Santana do Livramento county, an endemic area in state of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). Fecal samples from 65 dogs were obtained from urban, suburban and rural areas. Purging with Arecoline Bromhidrate (AB) was done to visualize Echinococcus granulosus, and Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) was performed to detect parasite coproantigen. Samples were obtained at the beginning and at the end of treatment with… CONTINUE READING

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