Short report: the use of a polymerase chain reaction to detect Echinococcus granulosus (G1 strain) eggs in soil samples.

@article{Shaikenov2004ShortRT,
  title={Short report: the use of a polymerase chain reaction to detect Echinococcus granulosus (G1 strain) eggs in soil samples.},
  author={Block S. Shaikenov and Aizhan Rysmukhambetova and B Massenov and Peter Deplazes and A. Gschaedler Mathis and Paul Robert Torgerson},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2004},
  volume={71 4},
  pages={441-3}
}
Cystic echinococcosis is a re-emerging disease in central Asia. A total of 120 soil samples taken from 30 gardens of rural homesteads in southern Kazakhstan were analyzed for the presence of taeniid eggs using a concentration technique. Of these, 21 (17.5%) were shown to be contaminated with taeniid eggs. These isolated taeniid eggs were further analyzed using a polymerase chain reaction specific for the G1 (sheep) strain of the tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus, and five samples were shown to… CONTINUE READING

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