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The objetive of this study was to estimate the echinococcosis prevalence in dogs in the XII Region. In the three Provinces in which the Hydatidosis Control Proyect is developed a random sample of dogs was taken. In the field the arecoline test was used and, addicionally, a questionary was applied to the dog owners.
Esperanza Province and one in Tierra del Fuego. It can be concluded that the prevalence of canine echinococcosis in the XII Region remained at a low level since It is important to increase the efforts and adopt new strategies in order to erradicate the disease from the Region. Key words : Canine echinococcosis, prevalence, arecoline test, Chile. La provincia de Ult. No presentando muestras positivas los perros que trabajan exclusivamente con bovinos ni tampoco a los que se les tiene como mascotas.
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Estimación de la prevalencia de equinococosis canina en la XII Región, Chile, 2002
Critical analysis of cystic echinococcosis control programs and praziquantel use in South America, Send correspondence to Edmundo Larrieu, email: elarrieu salud. Control programs in South America were originally modeled after programs developed in insular territories, such as Tasmania and New Zealand. The advent and proven effectiveness of praziquantel, plus the experience of insular models, produced high expectations for rapid advances; however, after 30 years of praziquantel use, no endemic area in South America has obtained eradication.