a1 Veterinary Research Administration, P. O. Box 8067, Alamarat, Khartoum, Sudan.
a2 Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Khartoum, Sudan.
In the Tambool area (Central eastern Sudan) a survey was made of the infection rate of Echinococcus granulosus in dogs. From the total of 49 dogs shot by the police authority, 25 (51%) had E. granulosus in their intestines. The range of worm recovery was 7 to 28,400. These high infection and recovery rates could be explained by the rate of infection in the intermediate host (camel) slaughtered in the area.
(Accepted March 05 1986)