alexa A Morphologically Unusual Echinococcus granulosus (G1 Genotype) Cyst in a Cow from Kurdistan - Iraq
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A Morphologically Unusual Echinococcus granulosus (G1 Genotype) Cyst in a Cow from Kurdistan - Iraq

Hama AA1, Hassan ZI2, Salih Mero WM2, Interisano M3, Boufana B4,* and Casulli A3
1Department of Nursing, Halabja Technical Institute, Sulaimani Polytechnic University, Kurdistan region, Iraq
2Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Zakho University, Kurdistan region, Iraq
3Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immuno-mediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena, Rome, Italy
4Department of Zoology, University of Benghazi, P.O. Box 1308, Benghazi, Libya
Corresponding Author : Boufana B
Department of Zoology, University of Benghazi
P.O. Box 1308, Benghazi, Libya
Tel: +39 06 4990 2670
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Received: September 10, 2015 Accepted: September 28, 2015 Published: September 30, 2015
Citation: Hama AA, Hassan ZI, Salih Mero WM, Interisano M, Boufana B, et al. (2015) A Morphologically Unusual Echinococcus granulosus (G1 Genotype) Cyst in a Cow from Kurdistan - Iraq. Epidemiology (sunnyvale) S2:005. doi:10.4172/2161-1165.S2-005
Copyright: © 2015 Hama AA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

Cystic (CE) and alveolar (AE) echinococcosis caused by the metacestode larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato and Echinococcus multilocularis respectively are globally distributed zoonotic infections of public health importance. Molecular techniques have proven to be invaluable tools in the study of Echinococcus species. However, prior to the advent of DNA approaches and their routine application, morphological identification of E. multilocularis was reported from aberrant intermediate hosts such as cattle from various geographical locations. During a routine veterinary inspection at the Sulaimani Province abattoir (Kurdistan region, Iraq), an unusual echinococcal cyst embedded within a dense stroma resembling an E. multilocularis infection was observed in a cow liver. DNA amplification and analysis of a fragment within the cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (cox 1) mitochondrial gene revealed that the infection was caused by Echinococcus granulosus (G1 genotype). This finding highlights the importance of DNA molecular confirmatory tests to differentiate between cystic and alveolar echinococcosis particularly in areas where the latter disease is rare.

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