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Bacteria isolated from 25 hydatid cysts in sheep, cattle and goats
  1. G. Ziino, DVM, PhD,
  2. A. Giuffrida, DVM,
  3. A. Panebianco, DVM1 and
  4. S. Bilei, DVM2
  1. 1 Department of Veterinary Public Health, Section of Inspection of Food of Animal Origin, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Messina, Viale Annunziata-98168, Messina, Italy
  2. 2 Regional Reference Centre for Pathogenic Enterobacteria, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Regioni Lazio e Toscana, Via Appia Nuova, 1411-00178, Rome, Italy
  1. gziino{at}


Bacteria were isolated from 12 of 25 hydatid cysts collected from the lungs and livers of cattle, sheep and goats slaughtered in the province of Messina, Sicily, Italy. Citrobacter freundii was isolated from seven of the cysts, Aeromonas hydrophila from three, Staphylococcus species from two, Salmonella species from two and Escherichia coli and Proteus vulgaris from one.

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