Prevalence ofEchinococcus granulosus among domestic animals in Libya

  title={Prevalence ofEchinococcus granulosus among domestic animals in Libya},
  author={Mohamed Ali Aboudaya},
  journal={Tropical Animal Health and Production},
Although hydatid disease or echinococcosis is prevalent in Mediterranean countries published data for Libya are scanty. Domestic ungulates are the usual intermediate hosts in the domestic life-cycle of E. granulosus. Man is infected by swallowing the eggs which have been passed in the faeces of the definitive hosts (dogs, wolves, jackals, hyenas, foxes). During the census of 1976 the carcasses of cattle, sheep and camels were examined in 46 slaughterhouses distributed throughout Libya. The… CONTINUE READING