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Coenurus serialis in Northeastern Iran: A Probable Danger to Human

Amin Moshiri 1 , Seyed Aliakbar Shamsian 2 , Fariba Berenji 2 , Abbas Jadidoleslami 2 and Elham Moghaddas 2 , *
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1 Department of Pathobiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
2 Department of Parasitology and Mycology, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
Article information
  • International Journal of Infection: April 2018, 5 (2); e13218
  • Published Online: April 28, 2018
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: May 14, 2017
  • Accepted: September 19, 2017
  • DOI: 10.5812/iji.13218

To Cite: Moshiri A, Shamsian S A, Berenji F, Jadidoleslami A, Moghaddas E. Coenurus serialis in Northeastern Iran: A Probable Danger to Human, Int J Infect. 2018 ; 5(2):e13218. doi: 10.5812/iji.13218.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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