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Analysis of the situation of Bovine Cystic Echinococcosis at the Port-Bouët Abattoir: A retrospective study from 2008-2015

Genevieve Lydie Yao Acapovi, Jean Michel Vianney Beugré, Cyprien Bokpe Yapi, Silas Lendzele Sevidzem


Echinococcosis is an important zoonotic parasitic disease in Côte d’Ivoire and information on its occurrence at the Port-bouët abattoir is not yet documented. A retrospective study was carried out at the PortBouët abattoir from  2008-2015. A para-clinical examination of the isolated bovine organs (liver, kidneys, heart, lungs, tongues and spleen) for the presence of Echinococcus was carried out. There was a statistically significant difference with cases signaled per year with 2008 (10.55%) and 2015 (11.02%) recording the highest number of cases. Positive cases were only recovered from the kidneys. The present study provides baseline information about the echinococcosis situation at the abattoir-level and pave the way for future studies as well as in the implementation of control programs for this zoonosis in the South of Côte d’Ivoire.

Keywords: Echinococcosis, zoonosis, organs, bovine, Port-Bouët

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