Exposure to Echinococcus multilocularis, Toxocara canis, and Toxocara cati in Austria: a nationwide cross-sectional seroprevalence study.

@article{Poeppl2013ExposureTE,
  title={Exposure to Echinococcus multilocularis, Toxocara canis, and Toxocara cati in Austria: a nationwide cross-sectional seroprevalence study.},
  author={Wolfgang Poeppl and Harald Herkner and Selma Tobudic and Angelus Faas and Gerhard Mooseder and Heinz Burgmann and H. Auer},
  journal={Vector borne and zoonotic diseases},
  year={2013},
  volume={13 11},
  pages={798-803}
}
Despite emerging risks for the spread of zoonotic diseases, data on human exposure to Echinococcus multilocularis and Toxocara spp., the causative parasites of the two most important helminthozoonoses in Central Europe, are limited. To investigate risk factors and exposure, we conducted a nationwide, cross-sectional serological study in 1046 healthy individuals, of which 425 were soldiers and 621 were civilians. Serum samples and information on possible risk factors for exposure, including… CONTINUE READING
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