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Echinococcus multilocularis is a parasite species of zoonotic importance which can be fatal to humans and causes Alveolar Echinococcosis (AE). This report describes the development of a cyst from the liver of a wild boar and molecular confirmation of its identification. The cyst material was obtained from the liver of a wild boar killed by hunters. Genomic DNA was extracted from the germinal layer of the cyst material, and 875 bp mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) gene fragment was amplified by PCR and sequenced. A BLAST search matched 100% with published Echinococcus multilocularis sequences. This study confirms the occurrence of E. multilocularis in a wild boar for the first time in Turkey. © American Society of Parasitologists 2020.


Harun Kaya Kesik, Seyma Gunyakti Kilinc, Figen Celik, Sami Simsek, Haroon Ahmed. A Case-Study of the Molecular Diagnosis of Echinococcus multilocularis in Wild Boar with Comments on its Public Health Significance in Turkey. The Journal of parasitology. 2020 Nov 12;106(6):730-734

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