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

  • J.A. Ohiolei (a1), H.-B. Yan (a1), L. Li (a1), C. Isaac (a2), B.-Q. Fu (a1) and W.-Z. Jia (a1)...

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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Author for correspondence: W.-Z. Jia, E-mail: jiawanzhong@caas.cn

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

  • J.A. Ohiolei (a1), H.-B. Yan (a1), L. Li (a1), C. Isaac (a2), B.-Q. Fu (a1) and W.-Z. Jia (a1)...

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