Evaluation of faecal flotation methods followed by species-specific PCR for detection of Echinococcus multilocularis in the definitive hosts

@article{Szll2014EvaluationOF,
  title={Evaluation of faecal flotation methods followed by species-specific PCR for detection of Echinococcus multilocularis in the definitive hosts},
  author={Zolt{\'a}n Sz{\'e}ll and Zsuzsanna Sr{\'e}ter-Lancz and Tam{\'a}s Sr{\'e}ter},
  journal={Acta Parasitologica},
  year={2014},
  volume={59},
  pages={331-336}
}
Echinococcus multilocularis is one of the most pathogenic zoonotic parasites in the temperate and arctic region of the Northern Hemisphere. For estimating the potential risk of human infection in endemic areas, reliable antemortem methods are needed to detect the parasite in carnivore definitive hosts. The sensitivity of routine flotation techniques for detection of E. multilocularis eggs was found to be low (3–33%) depending on the flotation solution used (specific gravities = 1.3–1.4). An… CONTINUE READING