Skip to main content
×
Home
    • Aa
    • Aa
  • Get access
    Check if you have access via personal or institutional login
  • Cited by 29
  • Cited by
    This article has been cited by the following publications. This list is generated based on data provided by CrossRef.

    Kouguchi, H. Irie, T. Matsumoto, J. Nakao, R. Sugano, Y. Oku, Y. and Yagi, K. 2016. The timing of worm exclusion in dogs repeatedly infected with the cestode Echinococcus multilocularis. Journal of Helminthology, p. 1.


    Abdybekova, A. Sultanov, A. Karatayev, B. Zhumabayeva, A. Shapiyeva, Z. Yeshmuratov, T. Toksanbayev, D. Shalkeev, R. and Torgerson, P.R. 2015. Epidemiology of echinococcosis in Kazakhstan: an update. Journal of Helminthology, Vol. 89, Issue. 06, p. 647.


    Craig, Philip Mastin, Alexander van Kesteren, Freya and Boufana, Belgees 2015. Echinococcus granulosus: Epidemiology and state-of-the-art of diagnostics in animals. Veterinary Parasitology, Vol. 213, Issue. 3-4, p. 132.


    Hoffman, Julien I.E. 2015. Biostatistics for Medical and Biomedical Practitioners.


    Mastin, A. van Kesteren, F. Torgerson, P.R. Ziadinov, I. Mytynova, B. Rogan, M.T. Tursunov, T. and Craig, P.S. 2015. Risk factors for Echinococcus coproantigen positivity in dogs from the Alay valley, Kyrgyzstan. Journal of Helminthology, Vol. 89, Issue. 06, p. 655.


    Zhang, Wenbao Zhang, Zhuangzhi Wu, Weiping Shi, Baoxin Li, Jun Zhou, Xiaonong Wen, Hao and McManus, Donald P. 2015. Epidemiology and control of echinococcosis in central Asia, with particular reference to the People's Republic of China. Acta Tropica, Vol. 141, p. 235.


    Wang, Kai Zhang, Xueliang Teng, Zhidong Wang, Lei and Zhang, Liping 2014. Analysis of a Patch Model for the Dynamical Transmission of Echinococcosis. Abstract and Applied Analysis, Vol. 2014, p. 1.


    Carmena, David and Cardona, Guillermo A. 2013. Canine echinococcosis: Global epidemiology and genotypic diversity. Acta Tropica, Vol. 128, Issue. 3, p. 441.


    Abdybekova, A.M. and Torgerson, P.R. 2012. Frequency distributions of helminths of wolves in Kazakhstan. Veterinary Parasitology, Vol. 184, Issue. 2-4, p. 348.


    HEINZMANN, DOMINIK BARBOUR, A. D. and TORGERSON, PAUL R. 2011. A MECHANISTIC INDIVIDUAL-BASED TWO-HOST INTERACTION MODEL FOR THE TRANSMISSION OF A PARASITIC DISEASE. International Journal of Biomathematics, Vol. 04, Issue. 04, p. 443.


    Acosta-Jamett, Gerardo Cleaveland, Sarah Bronsvoort, Barend M. deC. Cunningham, Andrew A. Bradshaw, Helen and Craig, Philip S. 2010. Echinococcus granulosus infection in domestic dogs in urban and rural areas of the Coquimbo region, north-central Chile. Veterinary Parasitology, Vol. 169, Issue. 1-2, p. 117.


    Rødven, Rolf Männikkö, Inkeri Ims, Rolf A. Yoccoz, Nigel G. and Folstad, Ivar 2009. Parasite intensity and fur coloration in reindeer calves - contrasting artificial and natural selection. Journal of Animal Ecology, Vol. 78, Issue. 3, p. 600.


    Torgerson, Paul R. Rosenheim, Kathy Tanner, Isabelle Ziadinov, Iskender Grimm, Felix Brunner, Matthias Shaiken, Sholpan Shaikenov, Blok Rysmukhambetova, Aizhan and Deplazes, Peter 2009. Echinococcosis, toxocarosis and toxoplasmosis screening in a rural community in eastern Kazakhstan. Tropical Medicine & International Health, Vol. 14, Issue. 3, p. 341.


    Guzel, M. Yaman, M. Koltas, I. Demirkazik, M. and Aktas, H. 2008. Detection of Echinococcus granulosus coproantigens in dogs from Antakya Province, Turkey. Helminthologia, Vol. 45, Issue. 3,


    Zhang, Wenbao and McManus, Donald P. 2008. Vaccination of dogs against Echinococcus granulosus: a means to control hydatid disease?. Trends in Parasitology, Vol. 24, Issue. 9, p. 419.


    Ziadinov, I. Mathis, A. Trachsel, D. Rysmukhambetova, A. Abdyjaparov, T.A. Kuttubaev, O.T. Deplazes, P. and Torgerson, P.R. 2008. Canine echinococcosis in Kyrgyzstan: Using prevalence data adjusted for measurement error to develop transmission dynamics models. International Journal for Parasitology, Vol. 38, Issue. 10, p. 1179.


    Azlaf, Rkia Dakkak, Allal Chentoufi, Abdelaziz and El Berrahmani, Mokhtar 2007. Modelling the transmission of Echinococcus granulosus in dogs in the northwest and in the southwest of Morocco. Veterinary Parasitology, Vol. 145, Issue. 3-4, p. 297.


    Brossard, M. Andreutti, C. and Siegenthaler, M. 2007. Infection of red foxes with Echinococcus multilocularis in western Switzerland. Journal of Helminthology, Vol. 81, Issue. 04,


    Abo-Shehada, Mahmoud N. Batainah, Tharwat Abuharfeil, Nizar and Torgerson, P.R. 2006. Przhevalskiana silenus myiasis among slaughter goats in northern Jordan. Veterinary Parasitology, Vol. 137, Issue. 3-4, p. 345.


    Benito, Aitziber Carmena, David Joseph, Lawrence Martínez, Jorge and Guisantes, Jorge A. 2006. Dog echinococcosis in northern Spain: Comparison of coproantigen and serum antibody assays with coprological exam. Veterinary Parasitology, Vol. 142, Issue. 1-2, p. 102.


    ×

Modelling the transmission dynamics of Echinococcus granulosus in dogs in rural Kazakhstan

  • P. R. TORGERSON (a1) (a2), B. S. SHAIKENOV (a3), A. T. RYSMUKHAMBETOVA (a3), A. E. USSENBAYEV (a4), A. M. ABDYBEKOVA (a5) and K. K. BURTISURNOV (a6)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0031182003002932
  • Published online: 01 May 2003
Abstract

Cystic echinococcosis, caused by Echinococcus granulosus, is an emerging disease in many parts of the world and, in particular, in eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. This paper examines the abundance of infection of E. granulosus in the definitive host in southern Kazakhstan. Observed data are fitted to a mathematical model in order to decide if the parasite population is partly regulated by definitive host immunity and to define parameters in the model. Such data would be useful to develop simulation models for the control of this disease. Maximum likelihood techniques were used to define the parameters and their confidence limits in the model and the negative binomial distribution was used to define the error variance in the observed data. The results indicated that there were 2 distinct populations of dogs in rural Kazakhstan which had significantly different exposures to E. granulosus. Farm dogs, which are closely associated with livestock husbandry, particularly sheep rearing, had a relatively high mean abundance of 631 parasites per dog and a prevalence rate of approximately 23%. The best fit to the model indicated that there was significant herd immunity in the dog at this infection pressure. In contrast, village dogs which were more likely to be kept as pets had a much lower mean abundance of parasites of only 27 parasites per dog and a lower prevalence of 5·8%. With this village population of dogs, the best fit indicated negligible herd immunity.

Copyright
Corresponding author
Institute of Parasitology, University of Zürich, Winterthurerstrasse 266a, CH-8057, Zürich, Switzerland. Fax +41 1 63 58907. E-mail: paul.torgerson@access.unizh.ch
Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

Parasitology
  • ISSN: 0031-1820
  • EISSN: 1469-8161
  • URL: /core/journals/parasitology
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×

Keywords: