Cystic echinococcosis in Central Anatolia, Turkey

Yazar S., YAMAN O. , Cetinkaya F. , Sahin I.

SAUDI MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.27, no.2, pp.205-209, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Title of Journal : SAUDI MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.205-209


Objective: Human cystic echinococcosis (CE) caused by infection with a larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus is a serious public health problem in Turkey. Echinococcosis is a zoonotic disease; dogs and livestock are important hosts in transmission. The aim of this study is to evaluate the rate of CE in Kayseri Rural Area, Central Anatolia, Turkey.