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First report of Echinococcus granulosus sensu stricto (G1) in Nigeria, West Africa

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 November 2019

J.A. Ohiolei
Affiliation:
State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological Biology/National Professional Laboratory of Animal Hydatidosis/Key Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology of Gansu Province/Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhou, Gansu Province730046, PR China
H.-B. Yan
Affiliation:
State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological Biology/National Professional Laboratory of Animal Hydatidosis/Key Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology of Gansu Province/Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhou, Gansu Province730046, PR China
L. Li
Affiliation:
State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological Biology/National Professional Laboratory of Animal Hydatidosis/Key Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology of Gansu Province/Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhou, Gansu Province730046, PR China
C. Isaac
Affiliation:
Department of Zoology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Nigeria
B.-Q. Fu
Affiliation:
State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological Biology/National Professional Laboratory of Animal Hydatidosis/Key Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology of Gansu Province/Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhou, Gansu Province730046, PR China
W.-Z. Jia
Affiliation:
State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological Biology/National Professional Laboratory of Animal Hydatidosis/Key Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology of Gansu Province/Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhou, Gansu Province730046, PR China
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Abstract

Echinococcus granulosus sensu stricto is regarded to have the highest zoonotic potential of all Echinococcus taxa. Globally, human infection due to this species constitutes over 88.44% of the total cystic echinococcosis (CE) burden. Here, we report a CE infection in a Nigerian camel caused by E. granulosus G1 genotype. To the best of our knowledge, this report is the first encounter of the G1 genotype in the West Africa sub-region where the G6 genotype is reportedly prevalent, suggesting that the epidemiology of this highly zoonotic group could have a wider host range and distribution in the sub-region, and emphasizes the need for further investigation into the genetic diversity of Echinococcus spp. in Nigeria and across the sub-region.

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