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Volume 13, Number 2—February 2007


Echinococcosis Risk among Domestic Definitive Hosts, Japan

Masao Kamiya*Comments to Author , Jose Trinipil Lagapa*†‡, Sumiya Gansorig§, Fumiyo Kobayashi§, Nariaki Nonaka‡, and Yuzaburo Oku‡
Author affiliations: *Rakuno Gakuen University, Hokkaido, Japan; †Central Mindanao University, Musuan, the Philippines; ‡Hokkaido University, Hokkaido, Japan; §Forum on Environment and Animals, Hokkaido, Japan;

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Prevalence of echinococcosis in definitive hosts subjected to fecal egg examination, ELISA coproantigen test, and PCR copro-DNA detection, Japan

SpeciesNo. samplesPositive samples (%)
Egg examinationELISAPCR
Dogs1,4603 (0.20)6 (0.41)4 (0.27)
Cats1284 (3.12)1 (0.78)ND*
Total1,5887 (0.44)7 (0.44)

*ND, not done.

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