Viability of Echinococcus granulosus protoscolices at different conditions


Diker A. I. , Tinar R., Senlik B.

VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY, vol.150, pp.84-87, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 150
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2007.08.030
  • Title of Journal : VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.84-87

Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine the longest survival time of Echinococcus granulosus protoscolices stored at different humidities and constant temperatures from -10 to +40 degrees C. Sheep livers containing hydatid cysts obtained from slaughterhouses were taken to the laboratory within 3 h and transferred into incubation cabinet previously set at -10, 0, +10, +20, +30 and +40 degrees C with different relative humidity (RH). Viability of protoscolices was assessed by 0.1% eosin staining. The longest survival times were 3 days at -10 degrees C (50% RH), 36 days at 0 degrees C (60% RH), 28 days at 10 degrees C (65% RH), 12 days at 20 degrees C (70% RH), 4 days at 30 degrees C (75% RH) and 3 days at 40 degrees C (80% RH). (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.