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The epidemiology of echinococcus infection in Kaduna State, Nigeria
  1. BJ Dada,
  2. DS Adegboye and
  3. AN Mohammed

Abstract

Infection of dogs with Echinococcus gramulosus is recorded for the first time in Kaduna State. Observations on 330 dogs from different suburbs revealed an incidence of 1.2 per cent. Of slaughtered stock examined, hydatid cyst infections were found in sheep (7.1 per cent), goats (18.4 per cent), cattle (1.5 per cent), camels (70.9 per cent) and pigs (5 per cent).

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