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Parasitol Res. 2008 Jan;102(2):201-4. Epub 2007 Sep 6.

Imported diphyllobothriasis in Switzerland: molecular evidence of Diphyllobothrium dendriticum (Nitsch, 1824).

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Istituto Cantonale di Microbiologia, Via Mirasole 22a, 6500, Bellinzona, Switzerland. barbara.wicht@ti.ch

Abstract

We report for the first time in Switzerland a clinical case because of Diphyllobothrium dendriticum, identified by molecular methods. We discuss the potential for this imported species to infect local intermediate hosts and thus to achieve autochthonous cyclic transmission.

PMID:
17805571
DOI:
10.1007/s00436-007-0745-y
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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