The seroprevalence of cystic hydatidosis in Oman

M. A. Idris*, A. Ruppel, H. Gehrig-Feistel, A. S. Alansari, A. K. Al-Rejaibi, M. H. Tageldin, K. El-Sinary

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Abstract

The presence of antibodies against Echinococcus granulosus in sera from 306 humans and 390 camels in Oman was investigated by indirect haemagglutination assays. Only one of the human and five of the camel sera gave positive reactions. The reactivities of the human sera were confirmed by ELISA. These results, together with isolated reports of hydatid cysts, indicate that E. granulosus is endemic in Oman, although with a low prevalence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-263
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology
Volume93
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Immunology

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