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Fasciola hepatica: an assessment on the vectorial capacity of Radix labiata and R. balthica commonly found in Belgium.
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Caron, Yannick mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des maladies infectieuses et parasitaires > Parasitologie et pathologie des maladies parasitaires >]
LASRI, Saadia mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Secteur assurance qualité]
Losson, Bertrand mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des maladies infectieuses et parasitaires > Parasitologie et pathologie des maladies parasitaires >]
21-Oct-2007
Veterinary Parasitology
Elsevier Science Bv
149
1-2
95-103
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0304-4017
Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Fourth Annual Meeting of the European Veterinary Parasitology College (EVPC)
12 May 2006
Parma
Italy
[en] Animals ; Antibodies, Protozoan/blood ; Cattle Diseases/parasitology ; Disease Vectors ; fasciola hepatica ; lymnaeidae ; polymerase chain reaction (PCR) ; vectorial capacity ; microscopy ; second internal transcribed spacer (ITS-2)
[en] A previous study conducted in Belgium revealed that genetic material of Fasciola sp. was present in snail species belonging to the genus Radix. Here, these snails were collected and identified by DNA-based techniques as Radix labiata and Radix balthica. These two species and Galba truncatula (the major intermediate host in Europe) were experimentally infected with Fasciola hepatica. The resulting metacercariae were fed to rats and the infection was monitored using several techniques. Microscopy revealed the presence of larval stages in 78.3, 45, and 6.25% of G. truncatula, R. labiata, and R. balthica snails, respectively. These results were confirmed by a PCR that amplifies a Fasciola sp. specific sequence. Furthermore, this PCR was found to be more sensitive than microscopic examination. R. labiata shed fewer metacercariae than G. truncatula but these were as infective to rats as those shed by G. truncatula. This study demonstrates that R. labiata may act as an incidental intermediate host for F hepatica in Belgium. (C) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/7017
also: http://hdl.handle.net/2268/124049
10.1016/j.vetpar.2007.07.012
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