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dc.contributor.authorYang, Yu Rong
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Tianxi
dc.contributor.authorBai, Xueli
dc.contributor.authorBoufana, Belgees
dc.contributor.authorS. Craig, Philip
dc.contributor.authorNakao, Minoru
dc.contributor.authorIto, Akira
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Jan Zhong
dc.contributor.authorGiraudoux, Patrick
dc.contributor.authorP. McManus, Donald
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-11T23:43:13Z
dc.date.available2018-01-11T23:43:13Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.date.modified2013-06-11T03:56:34Z
dc.identifier.issn19352727
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pntd.0000518
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/47101
dc.description.abstractBackground: Echinococcus granulosus is usually transmitted between canid definitive hosts and ungulate intermediate hosts. Methodology/Principal Findings: Lesions found in the livers of ground squirrels, Spermophilus dauricus/alashanicus, trapped in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, an area in China co-endemic for both E. granulosus and E. multilocularis, were subjected to molecular genotyping for Echinococcus spp. DNA. One of the lesions was shown to be caused by E. granulosus and subsequently by histology to contain viable protoscoleces. Conclusions/Significance: This is the first report of a natural infection of the ground squirrel with E. granulosus. This does not provide definitive proof of a cycle involving ground squirrels and dogs or foxes, but it is clear that there is active E. granulosus transmission occurring in this area, despite a recent past decline in the dog population in southern Ningxia.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherPublic Library of Science
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrome518-1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto3518-4
dc.relation.ispartofissue9
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
dc.relation.ispartofvolume3
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiological Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode06
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.titleNatural Infection of the Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus spp.) with Echinococcus granulosus in China
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.description.versionPublished
gro.rights.copyright© 2009 Yang et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorYang, Yu Rong R.


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