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ID 11424
Eprint ID
11424
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Author
Nishina Tomohiko
Tian Tian Chen
Fujita Kazutoshi
Abstract
The red fox (Vulpes vulepes) and the vole ( Clethrionomys refocanus) are principal hosts of Echinococcus multilocularis in Hokkaido, Japan. How protoscoleces increases in voles and the level of immunity in foxes remain unknown because of the lack of survey data, so that it is important to clarify these mecahnisms in order to develop control strategies against E. multilocularis. In this study, the growth of protoscoleces in the infected voles was approximated as the logistic curve, the level of immunity in the fox was assumed to depend on the experience of the infection with E. multilocularis, and the worm burden in the fox was assumed to be governed by the amount of protoscoleces in the vole. Our model showed that the population densities of the hosts and the level of immunity influenced the prevalence of the E. multilocularis.
Keywords
Echinococcus multilocularis
protoscoleces
immunity
worm burden
stochastic model
Published Date
2006-03-15
Publication Title
岡山大学環境理工学部研究報告
Publication Title Alternative
Journal of the Faculty of Environmental Science and Technology, Okayama University
Volume
volume11
Issue
issue1
Publisher
岡山大学環境理工学部
Publisher Alternative
Faculty of Environmental Science and Technology, Okayama University
Start Page
9
End Page
14
ISSN
1341-9099
NCID
AN10529213
Content Type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Related Url
http://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/user/est/homeJapan.html
language
英語
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publisher
Refereed
False
Eprints Journal Name
fest