Epidemiology of hydatid disease in Kenya: a study of the domestic intermediate hosts in Masailand.

@article{Macpherson1985EpidemiologyOH,
  title={Epidemiology of hydatid disease in Kenya: a study of the domestic intermediate hosts in Masailand.},
  author={Calum N L Macpherson},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={1985},
  volume={79 2},
  pages={209-17}
}
The results are given of a study on the epidemiological significance of cattle, sheep and goats in maintaining the life-cycle of Echinococcus granulosus in Masailand, Kenya. A total of 134 (8.9%) of 1499 cattle, 146 (8.1%) of 1798 sheep and 144 (7.1%) of 2020 goats slaughtered in abattoirs in Masailand were found to harbour hydatid cysts. The frequency distribution of the hydatid cysts in each intermediate host species was over-dispersed. Of 729 cattle cysts examined 71 (9.7%) were fertile… CONTINUE READING

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