Hydatidosis in camels (Camelus dromedarius) slaughtered at Sirt Abattoir, Libya.

@article{Kassem2006HydatidosisIC,
  title={Hydatidosis in camels (Camelus dromedarius) slaughtered at Sirt Abattoir, Libya.},
  author={Hamed H Kassem and Najyah K M Gdoura},
  journal={Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology},
  year={2006},
  volume={36 2 Suppl},
  pages={
          1-10
        }
}
Fifty out of 1380 (3.62 %) local bred camels (Camelus dromedarius) harboured hydatid cysts of Echinococcus granulosus. Prevalence in males was 3.07 %, in females was 4.42 % and overall prevalence rate was 3.62%. Infection was higher in age group 1 <3 years than others. The most commonly infected organs were lungs 46% followed by liver 24%, both liver and lungs constituted 30% of infection. Hydatid cysts of lungs had a higher fertility rate (85.77%) than those of liver (14.23%). The mean number… CONTINUE READING