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Parasitología latinoamericana

versión On-line ISSN 0717-7712

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ALVAREZ, FRANCISCO; TAMAYO, RAFAEL  y  ERNST, SANTIAGO. ESTIMATION OF THE CANINE ECHINOCOCCOSIS PREVALENCE IN THE XII REGION, CHILE, 2002. Parasitol. latinoam. [online]. 2005, vol.60, n.1-2, pp.74-77. ISSN 0717-7712.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-77122005000100013.

The objetive of this study was to estimate the echinococcosis prevalence in dogs in the XII Region. In the three Provinces in which the Hydatidosis Control Proyect is developed a random sample of 228 dogs was taken. In the field the arecoline test was used and, addicionally, a questionary was applied to the dog owners. The results of the arecoline test showed four positive dogs (1,8%), three in the Ultima. Esperanza Province and one in Tierra del Fuego. It can be concluded that the prevalence of canine echinococcosis in the XII Region remained at a low level since 1982. It is important to increase the efforts and adopt new strategies in order to erradicate the disease from the Region

Palabras clave : Canine echinococcosis; prevalence; arecoline test; Chile.

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