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Echinococcus granulosus genotypes in Iran

Seyedeh Maryam Sharafi, Mohammad Rostami-Nejad, Mohammad Moazeni, Morteza Yousefi, Behnam Saneie, Ahmad Hosseini-Safa, Hossein Yousofi-Darani




Hydatidosis, caused by Echinococcus granulosus is one of the most important zoonotic diseases, throughout most parts of the world. Hydatidosis is endemic in Iran and responsible for approximately 1% of admission to surgical wards. There are extensive genetic variations within E. granulosus and 10 different genotypes (G1–G10) within this parasite have been reported. Identification of strains is important for improvement of control and prevention of the disease. No new review article presented the situation of Echinococcus granulosus genotypes in Iran in the recent years; therefore in this paper we reviewed the different studies regarding Echinococcus granulosus genotypes in Iran.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.22037/ghfbb.v7i2.555