Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 53, Issue 1, pp 36–40 | Cite as

Occurrence of Echinococcus multilocularis (Cestoda, Taeniidae) in red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) from Western Ukraine

  • Vitaliy A. Kharchenko
  • Vadim V. Kornyushin
  • Erika I. Varodi
  • Oleksandr M. Malega
Original Paper

Abstract

Echinococcus multilocularis was found for the first time in red foxes in the L’vivska and Volynska regions (Western Ukraine). Prevalence was 36% and intensity was 11–731 parasites. The material was identified as E. multilocularis on morphological characters. It is presumed that this infection of foxes with E. multilocularis occurred locally and, probably, can be considered as a consequence of the expansion of the range of the parasite.

Keywords

Echinococcus multilocularis Vulpes vulpes Western Ukraine 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Abuladze K.I. 1964. Taeniata — tapeworms of animals and man, and diseases caused by them. In: (Ed. K.I. Skryabin) Osnovy tsestodologii. Vol. 4. Nauka, Moscow, 530 pp. (In Russian).Google Scholar
  2. Bessonov A.S. 1998. Echinococcus multilocularis infection in Russia and neighbouring countries. Helminthologia, 35, 73–78.Google Scholar
  3. Deplazes R, Hegglin D., Gloor S., Romig T. 2004. Wilderness in the city: the urbanization of Echinococcus multilocularis. Trends in Parasitology, 20, 77–84. DOI: 10.1016/j.pt.2003.11.011.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Dubinský P., Miterpákova M., Letková V., Várady M., Reiterová K., Hlinka D., Lazar R, Turčeková L’., Koreň J., Cáková Z., Gašpar V. 2001. Distribution of Echinococcus multilocularis in red foxes in Eastern Slovakia. Slovak Veterinary Journal, 26, 265–269.Google Scholar
  5. Dubinský P., Svobodová V., Turčeková L’., Literák I., Martínek K., Reiterová K., Koláíová L., Klimeš J., Mrlík V. 1999. Echinococcus multilocularis in Slovak Republic: The first record in red foxes (Vulpes vulpes). Helminthologia, 36, 105–110.Google Scholar
  6. Eckert J. 1997. Epidemiology of Echinococcus multilocularis and E. granulosus in central Europe. Parassitologia, 39, 337–344.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  7. Eckert J., Deplazes P. 1999. Alveolar echinococcosis in humans: the current situation in Central Europe and the need for countermeasures. Parasitology Today, 15, 315–319. DOI: 10.1016/S0169-4758(99)01476-3.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Frank W. 1987. Echinococcus multilocularis in Südwestdeutschland Persistenz einer Zoonose im mitteleuropäischen Raum. In: (Eds. W. Fricke und E. Hinz). Räumliche Persistenz und Diffusion von Krankheiten. Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, 86–113.Google Scholar
  9. Gawor J., Malczewski A., Stefaniak J., Nahorski W., Paul M., Kacprzak E., Myjak P. 2004. Zagrożenie bąblowicą wielojamową (alweokokoza) dla ludzi w Polsce. Przegląd Epidemiologiczny, 58, 459–465.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  10. Geller I. 1972. On the question of infection in the carnivorous (dogs and foxes) with echinococcus and alveococcus in the Nikolaev region (UkrSSR). Materialy Nauchnykh Issledovaniy Chlenov Vsesoyuznogo Obshchestva Gel’mintologov, AN SSSR, Moskva, 24, 29–30 (In Russian).Google Scholar
  11. Georgiev B., Biserkov V., Genov T. 1986. In toto staining method for cestodes with iron acetocarmine. Helminthologia, 23, 279–291.Google Scholar
  12. Giessen J.W.B., Rombout Y.B., Franchimont J.H., Limper L.P., Homan W.L. 1999. Detection Echinococcus multilocularis in foxes in the Netherlands. Veterinary Parasitology, 82, 49–57. DOI: 10.1016/S0304-4017(98)00263-5.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. Ionescu V., Ionescu A., Nicolae Şt. 2004. Echinococcosis. Hydatidosis (E/I), in cattle, sheep, pigs and horses in Romania, during 1997–2003. Revista Romaână de Parazitologie, 14, 24–26.Google Scholar
  14. Kadenatsii A. 1959. Study on echinococcosis in foxes and wolves in Omsk region. Raboty po Gel’mintologii k 80-letiyu Akademika K.I. Skryabina, Moskva, 1, 72–75 (In Russian).Google Scholar
  15. Koláíová L. 1999. Echinococcus multilocularis: new epidemiological insights in Central and Eastern Europe. Helminthologia, 36, 193–200.Google Scholar
  16. Lukashenko N.P. 1975. Alveococcosis (alveolar echinococcosis). Meditsina, Moskva, 328 pp. (In Russian).Google Scholar
  17. Malczewski A., Ramisz A., Rocki B., Bieńko R., Balicka-Ramisz A., Eckert J. 1999. Echinococcus multilocularis in red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in Poland: an update of the epidemiological situation. Acta Parasitologica, 44, 68–72.Google Scholar
  18. Malczewski A., Rocki B., Ramisz A., Eckert J. 1995. Echinococcus multilocularis (Cestoda), the causative agent of alveolar echinococcosis in humans: First record in Poland. Journal of Parasitology, 81, 318–321.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. Melnikova-Rozvedenkova A. 1929. Pathological anatomy of alveolar (multilocular) echinococcosis in a kidney of man. Ukrainskiy Medichniy Arkhiv, 4, 43–53 (In Ukrainian).Google Scholar
  20. Romig T., Bilger B., Dinkel A., Merli M., Mackenstedt U. 1999. Echinococcus multilocularis in animal hosts: new data from Western Europe. Helminthologia, 36, 185–191.Google Scholar
  21. Sadykhov I.A. 1978. Role of fur-covered commercial animals in maintenance of the natural infection foci of helminthiases of a man, livestock and other domestic animals in Azerbaijan. Nauchnye i Prikladnye Problemy Gel’mintologii. Nauka, Moskva, 89–94 (In Russian).Google Scholar
  22. Shimalov V.V., Shimalov V.T. 2001. Alveococcosis in Belarus Polesye. Parazitologiya, 35, 145–148 (In Russian).Google Scholar
  23. Skryabin K.I. 1928. Method of complete detection of helminths in vertebrates including man. MGU, Moskva, 45 (In Russian).Google Scholar
  24. Sréter T., Széll Z., Egyed Z., Vargat I. 2003. Echinococcus multilocularis: An emerging pathogen in Hungary and Central Eastern Europe? Emerging Infectious Diseases, 9, 384–386.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  25. Strebkov V.S. 1961. Echinococcosis: On materials from hospitals and clinics in Dnepropetrovsk, Zaporozhye and Kharkov regions. Avtoreferat Dissertatsii na Soiskanie Uchenoy Stepeni Kandidata Meditsinskikh Nauk, Kharkov, 1.13 (In Russian).Google Scholar
  26. Traub R.J., Robertson I.D., Irwin P.J., Mencke N., Thompson R.C.A.A. 2005. Canine gastrointestinal parasitic zoonoses in India. Trends in Parasitology, 21, 42–48. DOI: 10.1016/j.pt.2004.10.011.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  27. Vysokovich V.K. 1901. Case report on Echinococcus alveolaris in liver. Trudy Obshchestva Kievskikh Vrachei za 1899.1900 gg., 5, 1–201 (In Russian).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Versita 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vitaliy A. Kharchenko
    • 1
  • Vadim V. Kornyushin
    • 1
  • Erika I. Varodi
    • 1
  • Oleksandr M. Malega
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of ZoologyUkrainian National Academy of SciencesKyivUkraine

Personalised recommendations