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Bovine fasciolosis in the human fasciolosis hyperendemic Binh Dinh province in Central Vietnam

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Show simple item record Nguyen, T. G. Le, T. H. Dao, T. H. Tran, T. L. Praet, N. Speybroeck, N. Vercruysse, J. Dorny, P. 2010-11-18T10:32:17Z 2010-11-18T10:32:17Z 2011
dc.identifier.issn 0001-706X
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dc.identifier.other ITG-A6A
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dc.identifier.other Abstract
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dc.description.abstract A cross-sectional survey on bovine fasciolosis was conducted in the Binh Dinh province of Central Vietnam that was previously identified as hyperendemic for human fasciolosis. In Vietnam, both pure Fasciola gigantica and hybrid and/or introgressed populations of liverflukes bearing genetic material from both Fasciola hepatica and F. gigantica infect humans and animals. In this study, 825 cattle were randomly selected from 8 of the 11 provincial districts for faecal collection; blood samples were taken from 400 of these animals. Fasciola eggs and antibodies against Fasciola were detected by a quantitative sedimentation method and an enzyme linked immunosorbent assay, respectively. Overall, 54.9% of the animals were shedding Fasciola eggs while 72.2% were Fasciola seropositive. Animals under two years showed lower Fasciola infection rates than older animals. There were no differences in infection rates between districts. These results indicate a very high prevalence of Fasciola infections in cattle in Binh Dinh province. It is concluded that a fasciolosis control programme should be designed in this region aiming at reducing infection in both cattle and humans. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Animal diseases en
dc.subject Helminthic diseases en
dc.subject Bovine en
dc.subject Fascioliasis en
dc.subject Fasciola gigantica en
dc.subject Fasciola hepatica en
dc.subject Prevalence en
dc.subject Cattle en
dc.subject Infection rates en
dc.subject Age en
dc.subject ELISA en
dc.subject Feces en
dc.subject Antibodies en
dc.subject Vietnam en
dc.subject Asia, Southeast en
dc.title Bovine fasciolosis in the human fasciolosis hyperendemic Binh Dinh province in Central Vietnam en
dc.type Article en
dc.citation.issue 1 en
dc.citation.jtitle Acta Tropica en
dc.citation.volume 117 en
dc.citation.pages 19-22 en
dc.citation.jabbreviation Acta Trop en

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