Parasitología al día
Print version ISSN 0716-0720
MORALES, MARIA ANGELICA; LUENGO, JUAN and VASQUEZ, JULIA. DISTRIBUTION AND TENDENCY OF FASCIOLOSIS IN MEAT ANIMALS IN CHILE, 1989- 1995. Parasitol. día [online]. 2000, vol.24, n.3-4, pp. 115-118. ISSN 0716-0720. doi: 10.4067/S0716-07202000000300009.
With data obtained from the Minestry of Health of Chile, the geographic distribution and yearly number of cases and rates of fasciolosis in bovines, porcines, ovines, equines, caprines and camelids populations from 1989-1995 were calculated. This infection is present in all the country with the exception of the XII Region. The mean rate in bovines was 30.1%, caprines 14%; porcines 1.4%, ovines 2.1 % and equines 12.3 %. In the first two species the number of cases increased during the period and in the three last species the same variable decreased. In all the species, with exception of camelids the highest rates are observed in the VII and VIII Region of the country..
Keywords : Fasciolosis; Fasciola hepatica; Surveys; Chile.