P R Torgerson

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Affiliation: University of Zurich
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Detection of anthelmintic resistance: a comparison of mathematical techniques
    P R Torgerson
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 266a, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Parasitol 128:291-8. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Economic effects of echinococcosis in a disease-endemic region of the Tibetan Plateau
    Christine M Budke
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 73:2-10. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Mathematical models for the control of cystic echinococcosis
    Paul R Torgerson
    WHO Collaborating Centre for Parasitic Zoonoses Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurestrasse 266a, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Parasitol Int 55:S253-8. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Echinococcosis--an international public health challenge
    P R Torgerson
    Institute for Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 266a, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Res Vet Sci 74:191-202. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Economic effects of echinococcosis
    P R Torgerson
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Shelbourne Road, Ballsbridge, 4, Dublin, Ireland
    Acta Trop 85:113-8. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Modelling the transmission dynamics of Echinococcus granulosus in sheep and cattle in Kazakhstan
    P R Torgerson
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 266a, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Parasitol 114:143-53. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Modelling the transmission dynamics of Echinococcus granulosus in dogs in rural Kazakhstan
    P R Torgerson
    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
    Parasitology 126:417-24. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Transmission dynamics and control options for Echinococcus granulosus
    P R Torgerson
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurestrasse 266a, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Parasitology 127:S143-58. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint The use of mathematical models to simulate control options for echinococcosis
    P R Torgerson
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ballsbridge, 4, Dublin, Ireland
    Acta Trop 85:211-21. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Canid immunity to Echinococcus spp.: impact on transmission
    P R Torgerson
    WHO Collaborating Centre for Parasitic Zoonoses, Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurestrasse 266a, Zurich, Switzerland
    Parasite Immunol 28:295-303. 2006

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  1. ncbi request reprint Detection of anthelmintic resistance: a comparison of mathematical techniques
    P R Torgerson
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 266a, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Parasitol 128:291-8. 2005
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  2. ncbi request reprint Economic effects of echinococcosis in a disease-endemic region of the Tibetan Plateau
    Christine M Budke
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 73:2-10. 2005
    ..However, cost per DALY averted would be less than 25 U.S. dollars dollars for the human health sector if cost sharing was implemented between the public health and agricultural sectors based on proportional benefit from control...
  3. ncbi request reprint Mathematical models for the control of cystic echinococcosis
    Paul R Torgerson
    WHO Collaborating Centre for Parasitic Zoonoses Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurestrasse 266a, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Parasitol Int 55:S253-8. 2006
    ..This is due to the potentiating effects of attacking the parasite at two places in its life cycle. This should result in considerable cost savings over the use intensive anthelmintic treatment as the sole method of control...
  4. ncbi request reprint Echinococcosis--an international public health challenge
    P R Torgerson
    Institute for Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 266a, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Res Vet Sci 74:191-202. 2003
    ..Effective measures that are affordable are vital if the parasite is to be controlled in poor countries...
  5. ncbi request reprint Economic effects of echinococcosis
    P R Torgerson
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Shelbourne Road, Ballsbridge, 4, Dublin, Ireland
    Acta Trop 85:113-8. 2003
    ..Estimates of the financial burden of disease are beneficial in deciding priorities for control. They are also potentially useful tools to lobby donors or non-governmental organizations to fund control programs in poor countries...
  6. ncbi request reprint Modelling the transmission dynamics of Echinococcus granulosus in sheep and cattle in Kazakhstan
    P R Torgerson
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 266a, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Parasitol 114:143-53. 2003
    ..In common with other similar studies, there was no evidence of parasite-induced immunity in sheep or cattle in Kazakhstan due to natural infection. The highest abundance and prevalence were seen in the oldest age classes of animals...
  7. ncbi request reprint Modelling the transmission dynamics of Echinococcus granulosus in dogs in rural Kazakhstan
    P R Torgerson
    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
    Parasitology 126:417-24. 2003
    ..With this village population of dogs, the best fit indicated negligible herd immunity...
  8. ncbi request reprint Transmission dynamics and control options for Echinococcus granulosus
    P R Torgerson
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurestrasse 266a, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Parasitology 127:S143-58. 2003
    ..By understanding of the transmission biology, including mathematical modelling, alternative and cost-effective means of control can be developed...
  9. ncbi request reprint The use of mathematical models to simulate control options for echinococcosis
    P R Torgerson
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ballsbridge, 4, Dublin, Ireland
    Acta Trop 85:211-21. 2003
    ..In the latter situation, worst and best case scenarios can be estimated and likely frequency distributions of the unknown parameters can be included in the model...
  10. ncbi request reprint Canid immunity to Echinococcus spp.: impact on transmission
    P R Torgerson
    WHO Collaborating Centre for Parasitic Zoonoses, Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurestrasse 266a, Zurich, Switzerland
    Parasite Immunol 28:295-303. 2006
    ..In addition the age structure of the canid population could affect transmission...
  11. ncbi request reprint Present situation of cystic echinococcosis in Central Asia
    Paul R Torgerson
    WHO Collaborating Centre for Parasitic Zoonoses, Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 266a, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Parasitol Int 55:S207-12. 2006
    ..Village and urban dogs have a considerably lower prevalence...
  12. ncbi request reprint Estimating the economic effects of cystic echinococcosis. Part 3: Jordan, a developing country with lower-middle income
    P R Torgerson
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 95:595-603. 2001
    ..The results of the study indicate that the most likely range of annual economic losses attributable to CE in Jordan (encompassing 95% confidence limits) is from U.S.$2 602 215-6533 661, with a median of U.S.$3 874 070...
  13. ncbi request reprint Estimating the true prevalence of Fasciola hepatica in cattle slaughtered in Switzerland in the absence of an absolute diagnostic test
    C Rapsch
    Department of Farm Animals, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Parasitol 36:1153-8. 2006
    ..They also demonstrate that traditional coproscopy can be very efficient if there is repeated sampling, resulting in sensitivity of approximately 92%...
  14. pmc Canine echinococcosis in Kyrgyzstan: using prevalence data adjusted for measurement error to develop transmission dynamics models
    I Ziadinov
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 266a, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Parasitol 38:1179-90. 2008
    ..multilocularis of 11% (CIs 6-29%) compared with 26% in free-roaming dogs (CIs 17-44%) and independently within these groups hunting dogs were more likely to be infected than non-hunting dogs...
  15. ncbi request reprint Avermectin-resistance in gastrointestinal nematodes of Boer goats and Dorper sheep in Switzerland
    R Artho
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 266a, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Parasitol 144:68-73. 2007
    ..The common tradition of grazing animals from different farms on prealpine and alpine pastures could favour the spread of resistant populations within the country...
  16. doi request reprint Control of bovine fasciolosis in dairy cattle in Switzerland with emphasis on pasture management
    G Knubben-Schweizer
    Vetsuisse Faculty Zurich, Department of Farm Animals, Winterthurerstrasse 260, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet J 186:188-91. 2010
    ..Egg shedding and seroprevalence was significantly reduced in cows on farms complying with the control recommendations but was not reduced on farms that had not complied...
  17. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of Fasciola hepatica in the intermediate host Lymnaea truncatula detected by real time TaqMan PCR in populations from 70 Swiss farms with cattle husbandry
    G Schweizer
    Vetsuisse Faculty Zurich, Department of Farm Animals, Winterthurerstrasse 260, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Parasitol 150:164-9. 2007
    ..The greater the population size collected from a habitat also increased the risk of an individual snail being infected...
  18. ncbi request reprint Estimating the economic effects of cystic echinococcosis. Part 2: an endemic region in the United Kingdom, a wealthy, industrialized economy
    P R Torgerson
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 95:177-85. 2001
    ..Assuming that the long-term morbidity demonstrated does have an economic effect, each year CE in Wales is probably costing the U.K. economy more than U.S.$1 million, and perhaps as much as U.S.$7.9 million...
  19. ncbi request reprint Multiple anthelmintic resistance in Haemonchus contortus isolated from South African Boer goats in Switzerland
    M Schnyder
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 266a, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Parasitol 128:285-90. 2005
    ..The results are discussed in relation to the importance of controlling livestock before importation...
  20. ncbi request reprint Modelling the age variation of larval protoscoleces of Echinococcus granulosus in sheep
    P R Torgerson
    Institute for Parasitology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Parasitol 39:1031-5. 2009
    ..5-8 cm with a volume of fluid ranging from 0.2 to 50 ml. It is hypothesised that removal of old sheep through a culling programme could substantially improve the control of cystic echinococcosis...
  21. ncbi request reprint Modelling the prevalence of Echinococcus and Taenia species in small ruminants of different ages in northern Jordan
    P R Torgerson
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ballsbridge, Ireland
    Vet Parasitol 79:35-51. 1998
    ..The lower R0 in goats, together with the higher asymptotic age-intensity and age-prevalences, indicates that goats acquire immunity more slowly to T hydatigena in comparison to sheep. Taenia ovis was not detected in any animals...
  22. ncbi request reprint A cross-sectional survey to analyse the risk factors associated with human cystic echinococcosis in an endemic area of mid-Wales
    P M Dowling
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ireland
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 94:241-5. 2000
    ..No significant association was found between many of the well-established risk factors, such as dog or farm ownership, and treatment for CE, although women were more likely to have been treated for the disease than men...
  23. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of flea infestation of ruminants in Libya
    J F Kaal
    Department of Small Animal Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
    Vet Parasitol 141:313-8. 2006
    ..Infested farm animals often presented with excoriation, alopecia, pruritus and hyperkeratitis particularly on the lower limbs. These signs are consistent with the generation of flea-bite hypersensitivity...
  24. ncbi request reprint The emerging epidemic of echinococcosis in Kazakhstan
    P R Torgerson
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 96:124-8. 2002
    ..This situation suggests that an increase in the diagnosis of echinococcosis is an unlikely explanation for the epidemic but that there is an increase in transmission to the human population...
  25. pmc Frequency distribution of Echinococcus multilocularis and other helminths of foxes in Kyrgyzstan
    I Ziadinov
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 266a, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Parasitol 171:286-92. 2010
    ..This is because the prevalences of E. multolocularis and Mesocestoides spp. were the highest (and hence had fewest zero counts) yet the parasite distribution nevertheless gave a better fit to the zero-inflated models...
  26. ncbi request reprint Estimating the economic effects of cystic echinococcosis: Uruguay, a developing country with upper-middle income
    P R Torgerson
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 94:703-13. 2000
    ..The estimate of the maximum cost (U.S.$22.1 million/year) also included the production losses resulting from lower livestock efficiency and the reduced income of individuals with morbidity attributable to the disease...
  27. ncbi request reprint Short report: the use of a polymerase chain reaction to detect Echinococcus granulosus (G1 strain) eggs in soil samples
    B S Shaikenov
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstr, 266a, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 71:441-3. 2004
    ..This study demonstrates the widespread contamination of the environment with E. granulosus eggs in an Echinococcus-endemic area and thus the potential for indirect transmission of E. granulosus to humans from such sources...
  28. ncbi request reprint Estimating the financial losses due to bovine fasciolosis in Switzerland
    G Schweizer
    Department of Farm Animals, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Rec 157:188-93. 2005
    ..Most of the losses arise from reduced milk yield and reduced fertility, and smaller losses are due to reduced meat production and the condemnation of livers...
  29. ncbi request reprint A method for sheep scab control by applying selective treatment based on flock serology
    Ph Jacober
    Institute of Parasitology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Parasitol 136:373-8. 2006
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Failure of Duddingtonia flagrans to reduce gastrointestinal nematode infections in dairy ewes
    H Faessler
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 266a, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Parasitol 147:96-102. 2007
    ..The discrepancy observed between the fungus efficacy in coprocultures and on pasture, which was also observed in several other studies deserves further research...
  31. ncbi request reprint Risk factors associated with human cystic echinococcosis in Jordan: results of a case-control study
    P M Dowling
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ballsbridge, Ireland
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 94:69-75. 2000
    ..However, individuals who grew their own vegetables had a significantly decreased risk of acquiring CE (OR = 0.30; CI = 0.08-0.98). There was evidence of widespread ignorance of the disease and how it is transmitted...
  32. ncbi request reprint Human cystic echinococcosis in Kyrgystan: an epidemiological study
    P R Torgerson
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
    Acta Trop 85:51-61. 2003
    ..4% of the rural population may have sub-clinical CE. Analysis of the possible risk factors in the cross-sectional study revealed that subjects who had CE were less likely to use well water as their water supply than non-infected subjects...
  33. ncbi request reprint Clinical findings and treatment of 94 cattle presumptively diagnosed with listeriosis
    G Schweizer
    Department of Farm Animals, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Rec 158:588-92. 2006
    ..When a logistic regression model was constructed, only recumbency, excitement and a weak or absent menace reflex remained significant factors affecting the likelihood of survival...
  34. doi request reprint Echinococcosis: diagnosis and diagnostic interpretation in population studies
    Paul R Torgerson
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, CH 8057, Zurich, Switzerland
    Trends Parasitol 25:164-70. 2009
    ..Here, we discuss analytical approaches to population studies of echinococcosis...
  35. doi request reprint Compound processes as models for clumped parasite data
    Dominik Heinzmann
    Institute of Mathematics, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Math Biosci 222:27-35. 2009
    ..The average infection rate and the clump size distribution are comparable in both data sets. Goodness-of-fit measures indicate that the model fits the data reasonably well...
  36. ncbi request reprint Polymerase chain reaction for detection of patent infections of Echinococcus granulosus ("sheep strain") in naturally infected dogs
    Sasa Stefanic
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 266a, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Parasitol Res 92:347-51. 2004
    ..and Echinococcus spp. were negative in both PCRs. The combination of egg isolation and PCR will also be of value in epidemiological studies when investigating environmental samples...
  37. ncbi request reprint Modeling the transmission of Echinococcus granulosus and Echinococcus multilocularis in dogs for a high endemic region of the Tibetan plateau
    Christine M Budke
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 266a, CH 8057, Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Parasitol 35:163-70. 2005
    ..29-0.77, infections per year for E. multilocularis assuming a 5 month parasite lifespan or 0.85, with a 95% credibility interval of 0.47-1.25 infections per year, assuming a 3 month E. multilocularis lifespan in dogs...
  38. ncbi request reprint A canine purgation study and risk factor analysis for echinococcosis in a high endemic region of the Tibetan plateau
    Christine M Budke
    Institute for Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 266a, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Parasitol 127:43-49. 2005
    ..Male dogs were more likely to be infected with Echinococcus spp. than female dogs (P<0.05) and dogs allowed to roam were more likely to be infected with E. multilocularis (P<0.05)...
  39. ncbi request reprint Use of disability adjusted life years in the estimation of the disease burden of echinococcosis for a high endemic region of the Tibetan plateau
    Christine M Budke
    Institute for Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 26a, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 71:56-64. 2004
    ..This study has clearly shown that the impact of DALYs lost due to echinococcosis, in terms of medical treatment costs, lost income, and physical and social suffering, is likely to be substantial in this highly endemic region of China...
  40. doi request reprint Association between covariates and disease occurrence in the presence of diagnostic error
    F Lewis
    Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Epidemiol Infect 140:1515-24. 2012
    ..The method presented is widely applicable and easily generalized to many types of epidemiological studies...
  41. ncbi request reprint Evaluating parasite densities and estimation of parameters in transmission systems
    D Heinzmann
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurestrasse 266a, 8057 Zurich, and Institute of Mathematics, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich
    Parasite 15:477-83. 2008
    ..Using Echinococcus spp. as a model organism, this manuscript gives a brief overview of the types of descriptors of parasite densities, how to estimate them and on the use of these estimates in a transmission model...
  42. ncbi request reprint Seasonal variations in the abundance of Gasterophilus spp. larvae in donkeys in northern Jordan
    R Mukbel
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
    Trop Anim Health Prod 33:501-9. 2001
    ..The numbers of larvae did not vary significantly with age, which may be due to a lack of acquired protective immunity or to tolerance after repeated exposure...
  43. doi request reprint Alveolar echinococcosis: from a deadly disease to a well-controlled infection. Relative survival and economic analysis in Switzerland over the last 35 years
    Paul R Torgerson
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Hepatol 49:72-7. 2008
    ..Alveolar echinococcosis (AE) is a serious liver disease. The aim of this study was to explore the long-term prognosis of AE patients, the burden of this disease in Switzerland and the cost-effectiveness of treatment...
  44. doi request reprint Echinococcosis, toxocarosis and toxoplasmosis screening in a rural community in eastern Kazakhstan
    Paul R Torgerson
    Institute of Parasitology, WHO Collaborating Centre for Parasitic Zoonoses, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Trop Med Int Health 14:341-8. 2009
    ..To determine the extent of carnivore-transmitted parasitic zoonoses in a community in eastern Kazakhstan, a region where cystic echinococcosis (CE) re-emerged in recent years...
  45. doi request reprint Multi-test analysis and model-based estimation of the prevalence of Taenia saginata cysticercus infection in naturally infected dairy cows in the absence of a 'gold standard' reference test
    R M Eichenberger
    Institute of Parasitology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 266a, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Parasitol 43:853-9. 2013
    ..5% (95% credible interval: 13-21). These cattle also had a high prevalence of infection with Dicrocoelium dendriticum (60.8%) and Fasciola hepatica (13.5%). ..
  46. doi request reprint Estimation of the transmission dynamics of Theileria equi and Babesia caballi in horses
    S R Ruegg
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Parasitology 135:555-65. 2008
    ....
  47. pmc Human alveolar echinococcosis after fox population increase, Switzerland
    Alexander Schweiger
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:878-82. 2007
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Milk amyloid A: correlation with cellular indices of mammary inflammation in cows with normal and raised serum amyloid A
    M C O'Mahony
    Department of Large Animal Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
    Res Vet Sci 80:155-61. 2006
    ..The results of the current study indicate that milk amyloid A exhibits good correlation with established cell-based indicators of intramammary inflammation...
  49. ncbi request reprint Helminths of saiga antelope in Kazakhstan: implications for conservation and livestock production
    Eric R Morgan
    Ecology and Epidemiology Group, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
    J Wildl Dis 41:149-62. 2005
    ..Simplified sampling techniques used in this study, and statistical analysis based on bootstrapping, could prove useful in other parasitologic surveys of wildlife in remote areas...
  50. ncbi request reprint Methods for assessing the burden of parasitic zoonoses: echinococcosis and cysticercosis
    HELENE CARABIN
    College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 801 Northeast 13th Street, Room 303, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA
    Trends Parasitol 21:327-33. 2005
    ..In this article, we review the framework used to assess the burden of cysticercosis and echinococcosis, and the data needed to estimate the extent of the problem for societies...
  51. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of Taenia multiceps in sheep in northern Jordan
    Mahmoud N Abo-Shehada
    Parasitology Research Laboratory, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, PO Box 3030, Irbid 22110, Jordan
    Prev Vet Med 55:201-7. 2002
    ..These included circling (86%), head pressing (52%), blindness (29%) and paresis (40%). Coenurosis is a sheep-health problem and an important cause of sheep culling in Jordan...
  52. ncbi request reprint Equine piroplasmoses at the reintroduction site of the Przewalski's horse (Equus ferus przewalskii) in Mongolia
    Simon R Rüegg
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurstrasse 266A, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Wildl Dis 42:518-26. 2006
    ..98 (95% CI: 0.80-1.24, not significant) for B. caballi; in contrast, the prevalence of T. equi in Przewalski's horses was significantly lower than expected (SPR = 0.51, 95% CI: 0.50-0.64)...