Molecular characterization of Echinococcus granulosus sensu stricto and Echinococcus canadensis in humans and livestock from Algeria

@article{Zait2016MolecularCO,
  title={Molecular characterization of Echinococcus granulosus sensu stricto and Echinococcus canadensis in humans and livestock from Algeria},
  author={Houria Zait and Mokhtaria Kouidri and Florence Elisabeth Grenouillet and G{\'e}rald Umhang and Laurence Millon and Boussad Hamrioui and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Grenouillet},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  year={2016},
  volume={115},
  pages={2423-2431}
}
In Algeria, previous studies investigated genotypes of Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato in animals and identified E. granulosus sensu stricto (s.s.) genotypes G1 and G3 whereas Echinococcus canadensis genotype G6 was only reported from dromedary cysts. Molecular data on human cystic echinococcosis (CE) were limited. We implemented a large genotyping study of hydatid cysts from humans and livestock animals to specify CE’s molecular epidemiology and the genetic diversity in Algeria. Fifty-four… CONTINUE READING