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1 July 2002 Echinococcus multilocularis in a European Beaver from Switzerland
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Infection with the larval stage of the cestode parasite Echinococcus multilocularis was diagnosed in a European beaver (Castor fiber) in central Switzerland. The animal was hit, run over by a car, and died of trauma. It was in normal body condition and no signs of disease were seen. At necropsy, multiple cystic structures up to 1 cm in diameter were found in the liver adjacent to the hilus. Within the parasite vesicles, multiple protoscolices were visible. The species was determined to be Echinococcus multilocularis by upon polymerase chain reaction and direct immunofluorescence with MAbG11-FITC. This is the first report of Echinococcus multilocularis in European beaver.

Janovsky, Bacciarini, Sager, Gröne, and Gottstein: Echinococcus multilocularis in a European Beaver from Switzerland
Martin Janovsky, Luca Bacciarini, Heinz Sager, Andrea Gröne, and Bruno Gottstein "Echinococcus multilocularis in a European Beaver from Switzerland," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 38(3), 618-620, (1 July 2002). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-38.3.618
Received: 3 May 2001; Published: 1 July 2002
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