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Table 1 Bioclimatic and geographic characteristics of the studied regions

From: Infection of dogs with Echinococcus granulosus: causes and consequences in an hyperendemic area

Region Area (Km 2 ) Sheepd Goatd Cattled Temp (C°) Rain (mm) Echhuman (ASI)
Sousse 266200 0.68 0.02 0.05 18.3 300 9.88
Monastir 102400 1.17 0.03 0.14 18.3 300 6.22
Metlaoui 111335 0.16 0.00 0.00 19.3 106 11.04
Kef 42890 1.51 0.10 0.09 17.0 450 32.78
Djerba 53389 0.24 0.60 0.01 20.1 217 1.84
Zarzis 95862 0.21 0.10 0.00 19.8 216 1.84
Kasserine 826000 0.37 0.06 0.00 17.5 318 34.32
Tataouine 380000 0.79 0.65 0.00 20.0 123 0.92
  1. Sheepd: sheep density (number/surface of region), Goatd: goat density, Cattled: cattle density, Temp(C°): Annual average temperature, Rain(mm): Annual average rainfall, Echhuman: human echinococcosis based on annual surgical incidence (ASI, new cases for 100,000 inhabitants).