Parasitology Research

, Volume 103, Issue 3, pp 501–505

Infection of red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) with Echinococcus multilocularis during the years 2001–2004 in Poland

  • Andrzej Malczewski
  • Jakub Gawor
  • Małgorzata Malczewska
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s00436-008-0990-8

Cite this article as:
Malczewski, A., Gawor, J. & Malczewska, M. Parasitol Res (2008) 103: 501. doi:10.1007/s00436-008-0990-8
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Abstract

During the period of 2001–2004, 1,514 red foxes from the north and the southeast of Poland were sampled and examined parasitologically for infections with Echinococcus multilocularis. A mean 23.8% were found infected in the whole study area. The highest prevalence (50.0–62.9%) was found in some counties in the northeastern (Warmia–Mazuria) and the southeastern (Carpathian Foothill) part of the country. During the study period, significant differences in the prevalence were found on a regional level. Based on the results obtained to date, the paper presents an overview of the current epidemiological situation of E. multilocularis in the fox population in Poland.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrzej Malczewski
    • 1
  • Jakub Gawor
    • 1
  • Małgorzata Malczewska
    • 1
  1. 1.W. Stefański Institute of Parasitology of the Polish Academy of SciencesWarszawaPoland