Epidemiology of hydatid disease in Sardinia: a study of fertility of cysts in sheep.

@article{Bortoletti1990EpidemiologyOH,
  title={Epidemiology of hydatid disease in Sardinia: a study of fertility of cysts in sheep.},
  author={G. Bortoletti and F. Gabriele and V. Seu and C. Palmas},
  journal={Journal of helminthology},
  year={1990},
  volume={64 3},
  pages={
          212-6
        }
}
Hydatidosis, caused by Echinococcus granulosus, is a cyclozoonotic disease of economic significance in Sardinia. The life-cycle involves stray and sheep dogs as definitive hosts and sheep, pigs, goats and cattle as intermediate hosts. The most important intermediate host is sheep, due to home slaughtering with ready access of the viscera to dogs. This survey was undertaken in 1987 to ascertain the epidemiological significance of sheep in maintaining the life-cycle. A total of 700 (91.3%) of 767… Expand
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