Echinococcus granulosus genotypes circulating in alpacas (Lama pacos) and pigs (Sus scrofa) from an endemic region in Peru.

@article{Snchez2012EchinococcusGG,
  title={Echinococcus granulosus genotypes circulating in alpacas (Lama pacos) and pigs (Sus scrofa) from an endemic region in Peru.},
  author={Elizabeth L S{\'a}nchez and Omar C{\'a}ceres and C{\'e}sar N{\'a}quira and Eduardo Miranda and Franklyn E Samudio and Oct{\'a}vio Fernandes},
  journal={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  year={2012},
  volume={107 2},
  pages={275-8}
}
The identification of the genotypes of Echinococcus granulosus present in livestock and wild animals within regions endemic for cystic echinococcosis (CE) is epidemiologically important. Individual strains display different biological characteristics that contribute to outbreaks of CE and that must be taken into account in the design of intervention programs. In this study, samples of hydatid cysts due to E. granulosus were collected from alpacas (4) in Puno and pigs (8) in Ayacucho in Peru, an… CONTINUE READING