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The first report on cystic echinococcosis in a cat caused by Echinococcus granulosus sensu stricto (G1)

  • S.V. Konyaev (a1) (a2), T. Yanagida (a2), M.V. Ivanov (a3), V.V. Ruppel (a3), Y. Sako (a2), M. Nakao (a2) and A. Ito (a2)...

Abstract

A case of cystic echinococcosis (CE) in a domestic cat is described from Saint Petersburg, Russia. Ultrasonography showed numerous cysts with hyperechoic walls and anechoic contents within the cat's abdominal cavity. Molecular identification based on mitochondrial DNA genes indicated that the causative agent was Echinococcus granulosus sensu stricto (G1 strain). This is the first report of CE in a cat caused by E. granulosus sensu stricto with molecular confirmation.

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The first report on cystic echinococcosis in a cat caused by Echinococcus granulosus sensu stricto (G1)

  • S.V. Konyaev (a1) (a2), T. Yanagida (a2), M.V. Ivanov (a3), V.V. Ruppel (a3), Y. Sako (a2), M. Nakao (a2) and A. Ito (a2)...

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