echinococcosis

Summary

Summary: An infection caused by the infestation of the larval form of tapeworms of the genus Echinococcus. The liver, lungs, and kidney are the most common areas of infestation.

Top Publications

  1. pmc Biological, epidemiological, and clinical aspects of echinococcosis, a zoonosis of increasing concern
    Johannes Eckert
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Clin Microbiol Rev 17:107-35. 2004
  2. doi Expert consensus for the diagnosis and treatment of cystic and alveolar echinococcosis in humans
    Enrico Brunetti
    Division of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, University of Pavia, IRCCS S Matteo Hospital Foundation, WHO Collaborating Center for Clinical Management of Cystic Echinococcosis, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Acta Trop 114:1-16. 2010
  3. doi Echinococcosis: a review
    Pedro Moro
    Immunization Safety Office, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, MS D26, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Int J Infect Dis 13:125-33. 2009
  4. ncbi Genetic characterization and phylogenetic position of Echinococcus felidis (Cestoda: Taeniidae) from the African lion
    Marion Hüttner
    Department of Parasitology, University of Hohenheim, Emil Wolff Strasse 34, Stuttgart, Germany
    Int J Parasitol 38:861-8. 2008
  5. ncbi Present situation of cystic echinococcosis in Central Asia
    Paul R Torgerson
    WHO Collaborating Centre for Parasitic Zoonoses, Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 266a, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Parasitol Int 55:S207-12. 2006
  6. ncbi Genotyping of human cystic echinococcosis in Xinjiang, PR China
    J M Bart
    First Teaching Hospital, Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi 830000, PR China
    Parasitology 133:571-9. 2006
  7. ncbi Molecular genetic characterization of the Fennoscandian cervid strain, a new genotypic group (G10) of Echinococcus granulosus
    A Lavikainen
    Department of Bacteriology and Immunology, Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki, P O Box 21, FIN 00014, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Parasitology 127:207-15. 2003
  8. ncbi Towards a taxonomic revision of the genus Echinococcus
    R C Andrew Thompson
    WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, Division of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Western Australia 6150, Murdoch, Australia
    Trends Parasitol 18:452-7. 2002
  9. doi Role of pet dogs and cats in the transmission of helminthic zoonoses in Europe, with a focus on echinococcosis and toxocarosis
    Peter Deplazes
    Institute of Parasitology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Parasitol 182:41-53. 2011
  10. doi Proteomic characterisation of Echinococcus granulosus hydatid cyst fluid from sheep, cattle and humans
    Ammar Aziz
    Qld Tropical Health Alliance, James Cook University, Queensland, 4870, Australia
    J Proteomics 74:1560-72. 2011

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  1. pmc Biological, epidemiological, and clinical aspects of echinococcosis, a zoonosis of increasing concern
    Johannes Eckert
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Clin Microbiol Rev 17:107-35. 2004
    b>Echinococcosis in humans is a zoonotic infection caused by larval stages (metacestodes) of cestode species of the genus Echinococcus...
  2. doi Expert consensus for the diagnosis and treatment of cystic and alveolar echinococcosis in humans
    Enrico Brunetti
    Division of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, University of Pavia, IRCCS S Matteo Hospital Foundation, WHO Collaborating Center for Clinical Management of Cystic Echinococcosis, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Acta Trop 114:1-16. 2010
    The earlier recommendations of the WHO-Informal Working Group on Echinococcosis (WHO-IWGE) for the treatment of human echinococcosis have had considerable impact in different settings worldwide, but the last major revision was published ..
  3. doi Echinococcosis: a review
    Pedro Moro
    Immunization Safety Office, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, MS D26, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Int J Infect Dis 13:125-33. 2009
    b>Echinococcosis in humans occurs as a result of infection by the larval stages of taeniid cestodes of the genus Echinococcus...
  4. ncbi Genetic characterization and phylogenetic position of Echinococcus felidis (Cestoda: Taeniidae) from the African lion
    Marion Hüttner
    Department of Parasitology, University of Hohenheim, Emil Wolff Strasse 34, Stuttgart, Germany
    Int J Parasitol 38:861-8. 2008
    ..felidis is positioned as a sister taxon of E. granulosus sensu stricto. The data obtained will facilitate the development of diagnostic tools necessary to study the epidemiology of this enigmatic parasite...
  5. ncbi Present situation of cystic echinococcosis in Central Asia
    Paul R Torgerson
    WHO Collaborating Centre for Parasitic Zoonoses, Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 266a, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Parasitol Int 55:S207-12. 2006
    Cystic echinococcosis (CE) caused by Echinococcus granulosus has always been an endemic disease in central Asia...
  6. ncbi Genotyping of human cystic echinococcosis in Xinjiang, PR China
    J M Bart
    First Teaching Hospital, Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi 830000, PR China
    Parasitology 133:571-9. 2006
    ..Region, multi-ethnic province in northwestern China, is one of the most important foci of human cystic echinococcosis (CE) in the world...
  7. ncbi Molecular genetic characterization of the Fennoscandian cervid strain, a new genotypic group (G10) of Echinococcus granulosus
    A Lavikainen
    Department of Bacteriology and Immunology, Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki, P O Box 21, FIN 00014, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Parasitology 127:207-15. 2003
    ..granulosus form represents a distinct, previously undescribed genotype of E. granulosus. The novel genotype is hereby named as the Fennoscandian cervid strain (G10)...
  8. ncbi Towards a taxonomic revision of the genus Echinococcus
    R C Andrew Thompson
    WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, Division of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Western Australia 6150, Murdoch, Australia
    Trends Parasitol 18:452-7. 2002
    ..public health problem worldwide and, in several regions, the aetiological agents of cystic hydatid disease/echinococcosis are extending their range...
  9. doi Role of pet dogs and cats in the transmission of helminthic zoonoses in Europe, with a focus on echinococcosis and toxocarosis
    Peter Deplazes
    Institute of Parasitology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Parasitol 182:41-53. 2011
    ..In humans, echinococcosis has emerged in Europe and toxocarosis is still persisting in large endemic areas despite the availability of ..
  10. doi Proteomic characterisation of Echinococcus granulosus hydatid cyst fluid from sheep, cattle and humans
    Ammar Aziz
    Qld Tropical Health Alliance, James Cook University, Queensland, 4870, Australia
    J Proteomics 74:1560-72. 2011
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  11. pmc Global socioeconomic impact of cystic echinococcosis
    Christine M Budke
    University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:296-303. 2006
    Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is an emerging zoonotic parasitic disease throughout the world. Human incidence and livestock prevalence data of CE were gathered from published literature and the Office International des Epizooties databases...
  12. ncbi Prevention and control of cystic echinococcosis
    Philip S Craig
    Cestode Zoonoses Research Group, School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford, Salford, UK
    Lancet Infect Dis 7:385-94. 2007
    Human cystic echinococcosis (hydatid disease) continues to be a substantial cause of morbidity and mortality in many parts of the world...
  13. doi Role of dog behaviour and environmental fecal contamination in transmission of Echinococcus multilocularis in Tibetan communities
    A Vaniscotte
    Department of Chrono Environment, UMR UFC CNRS 6249 aff INRA, University of Franche Comte, 25030 Besancon Cedex, France
    Parasitology 138:1316-29. 2011
    ..multilocularis peri-domestic cycles and to identify behavioural parameters required to model E. multilocularis transmission in this region...
  14. ncbi Assessment of the epidemiological status of Echinococcus multilocularis in foxes in France using ELISA coprotests on fox faeces collected in the field
    F Raoul
    Department of Biology and Ecophysiology, Institute for Environmental Sciences and Technology, WHO Collaborating Centre for Prevention and Treatment of Human Echinococcoses, University of Franche Comte, Besancon, France
    Int J Parasitol 31:1579-88. 2001
    ..These results indicate that E. multilocularis coproantigen detection in field faeces could serve for large-scale surveillance, as an alternative to necropsy...
  15. doi Metabolic viability assessment of cystic echinococcosis using high-field 1H MRS of cyst contents
    Waldemar Hosch
    Department of Radiodiagnostics, University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany
    NMR Biomed 21:734-54. 2008
    Cystic echinococcosis is a worldwide disease caused by larval stages of the parasite Echinococcus granulosus (canine tapeworm)...
  16. doi Proteomic analysis of the Echinococcus granulosus metacestode during infection of its intermediate host
    Karina M Monteiro
    Laboratório de Biologia Molecular de Cestódeos e Laboratório de Genômica Estrutural e Funcional, Centro de Biotecnologia, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    Proteomics 10:1985-99. 2010
    ..Overall, our results provide valuable information on parasite survival strategies in the adverse host environment and on the molecular mechanisms underpinning CHD immunopathology...
  17. pmc Modulation of dendritic cell differentiation and cytokine secretion by the hydatid cyst fluid of Echinococcus granulosus
    João H C Kanan
    Departamento de Microbiologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
    Immunology 118:271-8. 2006
    ..The possible role of dendritic cell modulation in regulating the host immune response to hydatid cysts is discussed...
  18. pmc Worldwide epidemiology of liver hydatidosis including the Mediterranean area
    Giuseppe Grosso
    Department G F Ingrassia Section of Hygiene and Public Health, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 18:1425-37. 2012
    The worldwide incidence and prevalence of cystic echinococcosis have fallen dramatically over the past several decades. Nonetheless, infection with Echinococcus granulosus (E...
  19. doi The taxonomy, phylogeny and transmission of Echinococcus
    R C A Thompson
    WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Wouth Street, Murdoch WA 6150, Australia
    Exp Parasitol 119:439-46. 2008
    The application of molecular tools to the characterisation of the aetiological agents of echinococcosis has revealed a series of largely host-adapted species and genotypes that are maintained in distinct cycles of transmission...
  20. ncbi A canine purgation study and risk factor analysis for echinococcosis in a high endemic region of the Tibetan plateau
    Christine M Budke
    Institute for Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 266a, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Parasitol 127:43-49. 2005
    The Tibetan plateau of western China has been shown to have a very high prevalence of human cystic echinococcosis (CE) caused by Echinococcus granulosus and human alveolar echinococcosis (AE) caused by Echinococcus multilocularis...
  21. ncbi Copro-diagnosis of Echinococcus granulosus infection in dogs by amplification of a newly identified repeated DNA sequence
    Ibrahim Abbasi
    Department of Parasitology, The Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 69:324-30. 2003
    ..granulosus-infected dogs. It is suggested that this copro-PCR assay has the potential for pre-mortem diagnosis of E. granulosus infection even in areas where E. granulosus and E. multilocularis are co-endemic...
  22. doi Cystic echinococcosis in sub-Saharan Africa
    Kerstin Wahlers
    First Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital of University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    Lancet Infect Dis 12:871-80. 2012
    Cystic echinococcosis is regarded as endemic in sub-Saharan Africa; however, for most countries only scarce data, if any, exist...
  23. doi Echinococcus multilocularis infections in domestic dogs and cats from Germany and other European countries
    Viktor Dyachenko
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Leipzig, An den Tierkliniken 35, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    Vet Parasitol 157:244-53. 2008
    ..The high proportion of E. multilocularis-positive samples, suggest domestic dogs and cats as a possible source of E. multilocularis infection for humans...
  24. doi Echinococcosis: costs, losses and social consequences of a neglected zoonosis
    G Battelli
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica Veterinaria e Patologia Animale, Alma Mater Studiorum Universita di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Vet Res Commun 33:47-52. 2009
    The socio-economic impact of echinococcosis, with special reference to cystic echinococcosis (CE) caused by Echinococcus granulosus, is reviewed...
  25. ncbi Canine echinococcosis in northwest Libya: assessment of coproantigen ELISA, and a survey of infection with analysis of risk-factors
    I E Buishi
    Cestode Zoonoses Research Group, Bioscience Research Institute and School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford, Greater Manchester M5 4WT, UK
    Vet Parasitol 130:223-32. 2005
    In order to determine the prevalence and risk factors for canine echinococcosis in different endemic localities in the Tripoli area of northwest Libya, stray dogs were examined post-mortem, and owned dogs screened for Echinococcus ..
  26. doi The impact of globalisation on the distribution of Echinococcus multilocularis
    Rebecca K Davidson
    Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Pb750 Sentrum, N 0106 Oslo, Norway
    Trends Parasitol 28:239-47. 2012
    In the past three decades, Echinococcus multilocularis, the cause of human alveolar echinococcosis, has been reported in several new countries both in definitive hosts (canids) as well as in people...
  27. doi Molecular characterization of Echinococcus isolates indicates goats as reservoir for Echinococcus canadensis G6 genotype in Neuquén, Patagonia Argentina
    S V Soriano
    Catedra de Microbiologia y Parasitologia, Escuela de Medicina, Universidad Nacional del Comahue Buenos Aires 1400, 8300 Neuquen, Argentina
    Parasitol Int 59:626-8. 2010
    Human cystic echinococcosis is a highly endemic zoonotic disease in the province of Neuquén, Patagonia Argentina, although a hydatid control programme has been carried out since 1970...
  28. pmc Echinococcus granulosus infection and options for control of cystic echinococcosis in Tibetan communities of Western Sichuan Province, China
    Yu Rong Yang
    Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 3:e426. 2009
    Human cystic echinococcosis (CE) is highly endemic in the Tibetan regions of Sichuan where most families keep guard dogs and where there are considerable numbers of ownerless/stray dogs...
  29. ncbi Intradural extramedullary spinal hydatidosis: case report
    A Kaen
    Hospital 12 de Octubre Madrid Spain
    Neurocirugia (Astur) 20:282-7. 2009
    ..We report a case of recurrent hydatid disease that presented unusual intradural dissemination. Prognosis for spinal hydatid disease remains very poor and comparable to that of a malignant neoplasm...
  30. ncbi Echinococcus shiquicus n. sp., a taeniid cestode from Tibetan fox and plateau pika in China
    Ning Xiao
    Department of Parasitology, Asahikawa Medical College, Japan
    Int J Parasitol 35:693-701. 2005
    ..Hydatid cysts of E. shiquicus found in the livers from the pikas were essentially unilocular but an oligovesicular cyst was also found. The data of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences proved E. shiquicus to be a valid taxon...
  31. pmc Bone hydatid disease
    X H Song
    Department of Orthopaedics, the First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi, Xinjiang Province, China
    Postgrad Med J 83:536-42. 2007
    ..However, most of these drugs are still in the experimental stage or are in the early stages of clinical use...
  32. ncbi Evidence for an increasing presence of Echinococcus multilocularis in foxes in The Netherlands
    Katsuhisa Takumi
    Laboratory for Zoonoses and Environmental Microbiology, Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and Environment RIVM, Antonie van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9, 3720 BA, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Int J Parasitol 38:571-8. 2008
    Echinococcus multilocularis, a tapeworm causing alveolar echinococcosis which is considered a serious zoonosis known to affect humans, appears to be expanding its geographical range in Europe...
  33. ncbi Several strains of Echinococcus granulosus infect livestock and humans in Argentina
    Laura Kamenetzky
    Instituto Nacional de Microbiologia, ANLIS Dr Carlos G Malbran, Av Velez Sarsfield 563, CP 1281, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Infect Genet Evol 2:129-36. 2002
    ..These findings may have important consequences for human health and the control of hydatid disease. Within-strain differences were also observed, showing the potential of variation of E. granulosus...
  34. pmc Spinal hydatid disease: a case series
    Mukund M Prabhakar
    Department of Orthopedics, B J Medical College and Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, India
    J Spinal Cord Med 28:426-31. 2005
    ..Hydatid disease of the spine is a rare condition with a poor prognosis that presents diagnostic and therapeutic challenges...
  35. ncbi Modelling the transmission dynamics of Echinococcus granulosus in dogs in rural Kazakhstan
    P R Torgerson
    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
    Parasitology 126:417-24. 2003
    Cystic echinococcosis, caused by Echinococcus granulosus, is an emerging disease in many parts of the world and, in particular, in eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. This paper examines the abundance of infection of E...
  36. doi Update on cystic hydatid disease
    Enrico Brunetti
    Division of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, University of Pavia IRCCS S Matteo Hospital Foundation, Pavia, Italy
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 22:497-502. 2009
    Cystic echinococcosis, or cystic hydatidosis, is a complex, chronic disease with a cosmopolitan distribution. In humans, its clinical spectrum ranges from asymptomatic infection to severe, rarely even fatal disease...
  37. ncbi Clinical management of cystic echinococcosis: state of the art, problems, and perspectives
    Thomas Junghanss
    Section of Clinical Tropical Medicine, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 79:301-11. 2008
    Clinical management of cystic echinococcosis (CE) has evolved over decades without adequate evaluation of important features such as efficacy, effectiveness, rate of adverse reactions, relapse rate, and cost...
  38. ncbi The prevalence, intensity and viability of hydatid cysts in slaughtered animals in the Ardabil province of Northwest Iran
    A Daryani
    Department of Parasitology and Mycology, School of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, PC 48168 95475, Sari, Iran
    J Helminthol 81:13-7. 2007
    ..001) was only found in sheep and cattle. Most cases which were condemned were seen in the lungs of sheep (13.4%) indicating that sheep are the most important intermediate hosts for Echinococcus granulosus in this area...
  39. doi Intraperitoneal Echinococcus multilocularis infection in mice modulates peritoneal CD4+ and CD8+ regulatory T cell development
    Naceur Mejri
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Parasitol Int 60:45-53. 2011
    ..multilocularis-infected mice...
  40. doi Rodents as shared indicators for zoonotic parasites of carnivores in urban environments
    L A Reperant
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 266a, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Parasitology 136:329-37. 2009
    ..These results highlight the potential value of rodents as shared indicators for these pathogens...
  41. doi Echinococcosis in China, a review of the epidemiology of Echinococcus spp
    Zhenghuan Wang
    School of Life Science, East China Normal University, 200062 Shanghai, China
    Ecohealth 5:115-26. 2008
    Cystic echinococcosis (CE) and alveolar echinococcosis (AE) are highly significant infectious diseases occurring worldwide and caused by metacestodes of tapeworms Echinococcus granulosus and E. multilocularis, respectively...
  42. pmc Canine echinococcosis in Kyrgyzstan: using prevalence data adjusted for measurement error to develop transmission dynamics models
    I Ziadinov
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 266a, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Parasitol 38:1179-90. 2008
    b>Echinococcosis is a major emerging zoonosis in central Asia. A cross-sectional study of dogs in four villages in rural Kyrgyzstan was undertaken to investigate the epidemiology and transmission of Echinococcus spp...
  43. doi Molecular cross-talk in host-parasite relationships: the intriguing immunomodulatory role of Echinococcus antigen B in cystic echinococcosis
    Alessandra Siracusano
    Dipartimento di Malattie Infettive, Parassitarie ed Immunomediate, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome, Italy
    Int J Parasitol 38:1371-6. 2008
    Cystic echinococcosis (CE), a zoonosis caused by the development of Echinococcus granulosus tapeworm larvae in the internal organs of ungulates and humans, continues to pose a major public health burden in underdeveloped and ..
  44. ncbi Recent advances in the immunology and diagnosis of echinococcosis
    Wenbao Zhang
    Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health and Nutrition, The Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol 47:24-41. 2006
    b>Echinococcosis is a cosmopolitan zoonosis caused by adult or larval stages of cestodes belonging to the genus Echinococcus (family Taeniidae)...
  45. ncbi Modeling the transmission of Echinococcus granulosus and Echinococcus multilocularis in dogs for a high endemic region of the Tibetan plateau
    Christine M Budke
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 266a, CH 8057, Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Parasitol 35:163-70. 2005
    ..29-0.77, infections per year for E. multilocularis assuming a 5 month parasite lifespan or 0.85, with a 95% credibility interval of 0.47-1.25 infections per year, assuming a 3 month E. multilocularis lifespan in dogs...
  46. ncbi Hydatid disease: radiologic and pathologic features and complications
    I Pedrosa
    Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Universidad Complutense, c Martin Lagos s n, 28040 Madrid, Spain
    Radiographics 20:795-817. 2000
    ..CT allows precise assessment of osseous lesions, whereas MR imaging is superior in demonstrating neural involvement. Familiarity with atypical manifestations of hydatid disease may be helpful in making a prompt, accurate diagnosis...
  47. ncbi Present situation of echinococcosis in the Middle East and Arabic North Africa
    Seyed Mahmoud Sadjjadi
    Department of Parasitology and Mycology, School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, P O Box 71345 1735, Iran
    Parasitol Int 55:S197-202. 2006
    b>Echinococcosis is one of the major zoonotic parasitic diseases in the Middle East and Arabic North Africa from Morocco to Egypt. Both cystic and alveolar echinococcosis has been reported from these areas...
  48. ncbi Mechanisms of immunity in hydatid disease: implications for vaccine development
    Wenbao Zhang
    Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Infectious Diseases Division, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia
    J Immunol 181:6679-85. 2008
    The Echinococcus organisms, the cause of echinococcosis (hydatid disease), are parasitic helminths with life cycles involving a carnivorous definitive host (usually dog or fox) and an intermediate host (human, ungulate, or rodent)...
  49. doi Echinococcosis: diagnosis and diagnostic interpretation in population studies
    Paul R Torgerson
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, CH 8057, Zurich, Switzerland
    Trends Parasitol 25:164-70. 2009
    Diagnosis is a basic component of population studies on echinococcosis. Other than careful necropsy in animals, there is no perfect gold standard...
  50. ncbi Antigens for the immunodiagnosis of Echinococcus granulosus infection: An update
    David Carmena
    Department of Immunology, Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of the Basque Country, Vitoria, Spain
    Acta Trop 98:74-86. 2006
    ..The paper highlights the need to search for new antigenic components with high diagnostic sensitivity and specificity, a fact that remains a crucial task in the improvement of the immunodiagnosis of the disease...
  51. ncbi Grass height and transmission ecology of Echinococcus multilocularis in Tibetan communities, China
    Qian Wang
    Sichuan Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Chengdu, Sichuan 610041, China
    Chin Med J (Engl) 123:61-7. 2010
    Alveolar echinococcosis is a major zoonosis of public health significance in western China. Overgrazing was recently assumed as a potential risk factor for transmission of alveolar echinococcosis...
  52. doi Molecular evidence of the camel strain (G6 genotype) of Echinococcus granulosus in humans from Turkana, Kenya
    Adriano Casulli
    Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immunomediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome, Italy
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 104:29-32. 2010
    Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a zoonotic helminthic disease, which is widely distributed throughout the world...
  53. doi Study of cystic echinococcosis in slaughtered animals in Al Baha region, Saudi Arabia: interaction between some biotic and abiotic factors
    Mohamed M Ibrahim
    Zoology Department, Faculty of Science, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt
    Acta Trop 113:26-33. 2010
    The variation in cystic echinococcosis (CE) prevalence and mean intensity was studied in relation to site, season and host age and sex...
  54. ncbi Wilderness in the city: the urbanization of Echinococcus multilocularis
    Peter Deplazes
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstr 266a, CH 8057, Zurich, Switzerland
    Trends Parasitol 20:77-84. 2004
    ..regions of the small fox tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis, the aetiological agent of human alveolar echinococcosis. Novel tools have facilitated the investigation of the ecology of urban foxes and have demonstrated the urban ..
  55. ncbi A PCR system for detection of species and genotypes of the Echinococcus granulosus-complex, with reference to the epidemiological situation in eastern Africa
    Anke Dinkel
    Department of Parasitology, University of Hohenheim, Emil Wolff Strasse 34, 70599 Stuttgart, Germany
    Int J Parasitol 34:645-53. 2004
    ..ortleppi (G5) in livestock from Kenya and the Sudan...
  56. ncbi Climate and environmental factors influencing Echinococcus multilocularis occurrence in the Slovak Republic
    Martina Miterpakova
    Parasitological Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Department of Parasitozoonoses, Hlinkova 3, 04001 Kosice, Slovak Republic
    Ann Agric Environ Med 13:235-42. 2006
    ..parasitologically for infections with Echinococcus multilocularis, causative agent of serious alveolar echinococcosis in humans...
  57. ncbi Hydatid cysts: does every picture tell a story?
    Michael T Rogan
    Cestode Zoonoses Research Group, School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford, Salford M5 4WT, UK
    Trends Parasitol 22:431-8. 2006
    Ultrasound imaging is an effective aid to the detection of abdominal cystic echinococcosis. Recently, the images produced have provided more information than just a diagnosis...
  58. ncbi Canid immunity to Echinococcus spp.: impact on transmission
    P R Torgerson
    WHO Collaborating Centre for Parasitic Zoonoses, Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurestrasse 266a, Zurich, Switzerland
    Parasite Immunol 28:295-303. 2006
    ..In addition the age structure of the canid population could affect transmission...
  59. ncbi Cystic and alveolar echinococcosis: an epidemiological survey in a Tibetan population in southeast Qinghai, China
    Sen Hai Yu
    National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, China
    Jpn J Infect Dis 61:242-6. 2008
    An epidemiological investigation on echinococcosis was made in Jiuzhi County of Qinghai Province, western China. Ultrasonography and an indirect hemagglutination test revealed a morbidity of 8.0% (124/1,549) and a seroprevalence of 25...
  60. ncbi Transmission ecology of Echinococcus multilocularis: what are the ranges of parasite stability among various host communities in China?
    Patrick Giraudoux
    Department of Environmental Biology EA3184 usc INRA, Universite de Franche Comte, Place Leclerc, 25030 Besancon Cedex, France
    Parasitol Int 55:S237-46. 2006
    ..in habitat favourable to suitable intermediate hosts and emergence or re-emergence of the zoonosis alveolar echinococcosis in many areas...
  61. ncbi Molecular characterization of a novel gene encoding an 8-kDa-subunit of antigen B from Echinococcus granulosus genotypes 1 and 6
    Wulamu Mamuti
    Department of Parasitology, Asahikawa Medical College, Midorigaoka Higashi 2 1 1 1, Asahikawa 078 8510, Japan
    Parasitol Int 56:313-6. 2007
    ..granulosus genotypes 1 and 6 by PCR, and named as EgG1AgB8/5 and EgG6AgB8/5, respectively. The phylogenetic relationship of these genes with other genes encoding the antigen B 8-kDa-subunit monomers was also discussed...
  62. ncbi Modelling the spatial distribution of Echinococcus multilocularis infection in foxes
    D R J Pleydell
    Centre for Environmental Systems Research, Research Institute for the Built and Human Environment, School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford, Manchester M5 4WT, UK
    Acta Trop 91:253-65. 2004
    Alveolar echinococcosis is a rare but fatal disease in humans and is caused by the fox tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis. The densities of fox and grassland rodent populations and the interactions between them influence E...
  63. ncbi A lasting solution is hard to achieve in primary hydatid disease of the spine: long-term results and an overview
    Haci Mustafa Ozdemir
    Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Meram School of Medicine, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:932-7. 2004
    ..Retrospective evaluation of patients with primary hydatid disease was done, with an overview of the pertinent literature. OBJECTIVES.: To determine the results of surgical decompression and antihelminthic treatment...
  64. ncbi Thioredoxin peroxidase from Echinococcus granulosus: a candidate to extend the antigenic panel for the immunodiagnosis of human cystic echinococcosis
    Paola Margutti
    Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immune Mediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, 00161 Rome, Italy
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 60:279-85. 2008
    The currently available tests for the diagnosis of cystic echinococcosis (CE), enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), and immunoblotting (IB) lack sensitivity and specificity, and antigen panels need standardizing...
  65. pmc Frequency distribution of Echinococcus multilocularis and other helminths of foxes in Kyrgyzstan
    I Ziadinov
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 266a, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Parasitol 171:286-92. 2010
    b>Echinococcosis is a major emerging zoonosis in central Asia...
  66. doi Genetic classification of Echinococcus granulosus cysts from humans, cattle and camels in Libya using mutation scanning-based analysis of mitochondrial loci
    Mahmud H Abushhewa
    Department of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne, 250 Princes Highway, Werribee, Victoria 3030, Australia
    Mol Cell Probes 24:346-51. 2010
    ..The present study provides a foundation for future large-scale studies of the epidemiology and ecology of E. granulosus in Libya and other African countries...
  67. pmc Immunodiagnosis of Echinococcus infections: confirmatory testing and species differentiation by a new commercial Western Blot
    M Liance
    Laboratoire de Parasitologie Mycologie, Hôpital Henri Mondor AP HP, et Université Paris XII, 94010 Creteil, France
    J Clin Microbiol 38:3718-21. 2000
    ..for serodiagnosis and differentiation between two human parasitic infections of worldwide importance: cystic echinococcosis, due to Echinococcus granulosus, and alveolar echinococcosis, due to E. multilocularis...
  68. ncbi Primary solitary Echinococcosis in cervical spine. Postsurgical successful outcome after long-term albendazole treatment
    R García-Vicuña
    Rheumatology Unit, Hospital de la Princesa, Madrid, Spain
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 25:520-3. 2000
    ..A case report of a young man with isolated cervical hydatidosis treated postoperatively with sustained cyclical albendazole therapy for 9 years of follow-up...
  69. doi Environmental changes impacting Echinococcus transmission: research to support predictive surveillance and control
    Jo An M Atkinson
    School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Glob Chang Biol 19:677-88. 2013
    b>Echinococcosis, resulting from infection with tapeworms Echinococcus granulosus and E. multilocularis, has a global distribution with 2-3 million people affected and 200,000 new cases diagnosed annually...
  70. doi Infection of humans and animals with Echinococcus granulosus (G1 and G3 strains) and E. ortleppi in Southern Brazil
    Mario L de la Rue
    Microbiology and Parasitology Department, Federal University of S Maria, Av Roraima 1000, 97 105 900 S Maria, RS, Brazil
    Vet Parasitol 177:97-103. 2011
    The Rio Grande do Sul state, in Southern Brazil, is one of the foci of human cystic echinococcosis (CE)...
  71. ncbi Specific detection of Echinococcus spp. from the Tibetan fox (Vulpes ferrilata) and the red fox (V. vulpes) using copro-DNA PCR analysis
    Weibin Jiang
    School of Life Sciences, East China Normal University, No 3663 North Zhongshan Road, Shanghai 200062, People s Republic of China
    Parasitol Res 111:1531-9. 2012
    ..The efficiency of our multiplex nested PCR methods were compared with previous polymerase chain reaction-based restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) methods and some problems associated with the copro-PCR were discussed...
  72. pmc Diagnosing and staging of cystic echinococcosis: how do CT and MRI perform in comparison to ultrasound?
    Marija Stojkovic
    Section Clinical Tropical Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases, Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1880. 2012
    ..This is of particular importance for cysts that are not accessible by US and because of the increasing availability and overuse of CT and MR imaging...
  73. pmc Age, season and spatio-temporal factors affecting the prevalence of Echinococcus multilocularis and Taenia taeniaeformis in Arvicola terrestris
    Pierre Burlet
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstr, 266a, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Parasit Vectors 4:6. 2011
    ..The absolute age of the voles was calculated based on their eye lens weights, and we included the mean day temperature and mean precipitation experienced by each individual as independent factors...
  74. doi A comprehensive molecular survey of Echinococcus granulosus in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues in human isolates in Turkey
    Sami Simsek
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Firat, 23119 Elazig, Turkey
    Parasitol Res 109:411-6. 2011
    Cystic echinococcosis (CE) due to the formation of a hydatic cyst is a disease commonly seen in humans and animals that can be mortal sometimes...
  75. pmc Is high prevalence of Echinococcus multilocularis in wild and domestic animals associated with disease incidence in humans?
    B Gottstein
    University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Emerg Infect Dis 7:408-12. 2001
    ..Comparative statistical analyses of seroprevalence and clinical incidence showed an increase in Em2-seroprevalence from 1986 and 1996-97 but no increase in clinical incidence of alveolar hydatid disease...
  76. pmc Concepts in immunology and diagnosis of hydatid disease
    Wenbao Zhang
    Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health and Nutrition, The Queensland Institute of Medical Research and The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4029, Australia
    Clin Microbiol Rev 16:18-36. 2003
    b>Echinococcosis is a cosmopolitan zoonosis caused by adult or larval stages of cestodes belonging to the genus Echinococcus (family Taeniidae). The two major species of medical and public health importance are Echinococcus granulosus and E...
  77. doi Understanding the laminated layer of larval Echinococcus II: immunology
    Alvaro Diaz
    Cátedra de Inmunología Departamento de Biociencias, Facultad de Química IQB, Facultad de Ciencias Universidad de la República, Montevideo CP 11600, Uruguay
    Trends Parasitol 27:264-73. 2011
    ..layer (LL) is the massive carbohydrate-rich structure that protects Echinococcus larvae, which cause cystic echinococcosis (hydatid disease) and alveolar echinococcosis...
  78. doi A retrospective analysis of human cystic echinococcosis in Hamedan province, an endemic region of Iran
    N A Ahmadi
    Parasitology and Mycology Department, Shahid Beheshti University M C, Darband Street, Tajrish, P O Box 19395 4618, Tehran, Iran
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 102:603-9. 2008
    ..the medical files of the patients who, between 1992 and 2006, underwent surgery for the treatment of cystic echinococcosis (CE) in one of the three university hospitals in Hamedan province, in western Iran, were explored...
  79. doi Combined medical and surgical treatment of intracardiac hydatid cysts in 11 patients
    Alireza Molavipour
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran
    J Card Surg 25:143-6. 2010
    b>Echinococcosis is a human parasitic disease common in sheep-rearing regions, which is caused by the larval stage of Echinococcus granolosus and can involve any heart region...
  80. ncbi [Cytokine profile in human hydatidosis: possible role in the immunosurveillance of patients infected with Echinococcus granulosus]
    D Mezioug
    Laboratoire de Biologie Cellulaire et Moleculaire, Faculte des Sciences Biologiques, Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediene, BP 32, El Alia, 16111, Alger, Algerie
    Parasite 16:57-64. 2009
    ....
  81. ncbi Hydatid cyst of the kidney. A report of 147 controlled cases
    A Horchani
    Department of Urology, La Rabta Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
    Eur Urol 38:461-7. 2000
    ..We report our experience in the management of 147 hydatid cysts of the kidney over an 11-year period...
  82. ncbi Cardiac hydatid cysts with intracavitary expansion
    M Kaplan
    Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Center, Istanbul, Turkey
    Ann Thorac Surg 71:1587-90. 2001
    ..Hydatid cyst disease is a significant health problem for undeveloped and developing countries. Although cardiac involvement is rare, early diagnosis and treatment of this situation is important...
  83. ncbi Hydatidosis in camels (Camelus dromedarius) and their potential role in the epidemiology of Echinococcus granulosus in Iran
    N A Ahmadi
    Parasitology and Mycology Department, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    J Helminthol 79:119-25. 2005
    ..3%) was significantly higher than that of lung cysts (55.8%) and other organs (57.1%). The role of camels in the epidemiology of Echinococcus granulosus in Iran is discussed...
  84. ncbi Critical points in the immunodiagnosis of cystic echinococcosis in humans
    A Siracusano
    Dipartimento di Malattie Infettive, Parassitarie e Immunomediate, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Roma, Italy
    Parassitologia 46:401-3. 2004
    This study discusses the immunodiagnosis of cystic echinococcosis (ce, caused by Echinococcus granulosus)...
  85. ncbi Echinococcosis
    Donald P McManus
    Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health and Nutrition, The Queensland Institute of Medical Research and The University of Queensland, Queensland 4029, Brisbane, Australia
    Lancet 362:1295-304. 2003
    b>Echinococcosis is a near-cosmopolitan zoonosis caused by adult or larval stages of cestodes belonging to the genus Echinococcus (family Taeniidae)...
  86. ncbi Cystic echinococcosis in Greece. Past and present
    S Sotiraki
    VRI NAGREF, 57001 Thermi, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Parasite 17:205-10. 2010
    Cystic echinococcosis is a zoonotic disease with a wide geographical distribution, Greece included, and is considered to be a serious problem for the public health and the livestock economy...
  87. pmc Surgical treatment of cardiac hydatid disease in 13 patients
    Eylem Tuncer
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kosuyolu Heart and Research Hospital, 34846 Kartal, Istanbul, Turkey
    Tex Heart Inst J 37:189-93. 2010
    ..Cardiac hydatidosis was established as a component of multiorgan echinococcosis in 8 patients, and it was diagnosed upon echocardiographic examination in the other 5 during investigation of ..
  88. doi Comparative genotyping of Echinococcus granulosus infecting buffalo in Iran using cox1 gene
    Arash Amin Pour
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
    Parasitol Res 108:1229-34. 2011
    ....
  89. ncbi Choropleth mapping of regional count data of Echinococcus multilocularis among red foxes in Lower Saxony, Germany
    O Berke
    Institute of Biometry, Epidemiology and Information Processing, School of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Bünteweg 2, 30559 Hannover, Germany
    Prev Vet Med 52:119-31. 2001
    ..infection in foxes and with high fox population density pose high risk for the human population for alveolar echinococcosis. Spatial statistical methods were used to analyse regional count data obtained from 5365 hunted or found-dead ..
  90. pmc The Echinococcus granulosus antigen B gene family comprises at least 10 unique genes in five subclasses which are differentially expressed
    Wenbao Zhang
    Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Infectious Diseases Division, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4:e784. 2010
    ..It is generally accepted that EgAgB is comprised of a gene family of five subfamilies which are highly polymorphic, but the actual number of genes present is unknown...
  91. ncbi Perspective on control options for Echinococcus multilocularis with particular reference to Japan
    A Ito
    Department of Parasitology, Asahikawa Medical College, Asahikawa, Japan
    Parasitology 127:S159-72. 2003
    ..and animals infected with Echinococcus multilocularis and an overview of the current situation of alveolar echinococcosis (AE) in Japan, perspectives on control options are discussed with reference to different epidemiological ..
  92. ncbi Albendazole for the treatment of echinococcosis
    John Horton
    GlaxoSmithKline, GSK House, 980, Great West Road, Brentford, UK
    Fundam Clin Pharmacol 17:205-12. 2003
    ..with albendazole, it has become an important component in the overall management of both cystic and alveolar echinococcosis. This paper reviews some of the key steps and issues facing those who work in clinical research and who deal ..
  93. ncbi Albendazole plus praziquantel versus albendazole alone as a pre-operative treatment in intra-abdominal hydatisosis caused by Echinococcus granulosus
    F Cobo
    General Surgery Department, Virgen del Camino Hospital, Pamplona, Spain
    Trop Med Int Health 3:462-6. 1998
    ..To compare the effects of a combined medication of albendazole (10 mg/kg/day) plus praziquantel (25 mg/kg/day) to those of albendazole alone at different doses (10 and 20 mg/kg/day)...
  94. doi Immunomodulatory mechanisms during Echinococcus granulosus infection
    Alessandra Siracusano
    Dipartimento di Malattie Infettive, Parassitarie ed Immunomediate, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Roma, Italy
    Exp Parasitol 119:483-9. 2008
    ..pathologic events that ensue after humans ingest the eggs of Echinococcus granulosus and continue while cystic echinococcosis develops, provide an excellent example illustrating the evasive strategies helminth parasites use to develop, ..
  95. pmc Improved immunodiagnosis of cystic hydatid disease by using a synthetic peptide with higher diagnostic value than that of its parent protein, Echinococcus granulosus antigen B
    G Gonzalez-Sapienza
    Catedra de Immunologia, Facultad de Quimica, Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay
    J Clin Microbiol 38:3979-83. 2000
    ..In view of its high diagnostic value and its nature as a well-defined reproducible antigen, p176 could conveniently be used as a reference standard antigen in the diagnosis of hydatid disease...
  96. pmc Serodiagnosis of Echinococcus spp. infection: explorative selection of diagnostic antigens by peptide microarray
    Claudia List
    Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4:e771. 2010
    ..For serodiagnosis of echinococcosis, especially cystic disease, most screening tests rely on crude or purified Echinococcus granulosus hydatid ..
  97. doi Echinococcosis/hydatidosis: a severe threat in Mediterranean countries
    A Dakkak
    Department of Pathology and Veterinary Public Health, Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases Unit, Institut Agronomique et Veterinaire Hassan II, B P 60202, Rabat Instituts, Morocco
    Vet Parasitol 174:2-11. 2010
    b>Echinococcosis/hydatidosis is one of the most important parasitic zoonotic diseases in the world. Both cystic hydatidosis (CE) caused by Echinococcus granulosus and alveolar echinococcosis (AE) caused by E...
  98. ncbi Coproantigens in taeniasis and echinococcosis
    James C Allan
    Cestode Zoonoses Research Group, Bioscience Research Institute University of Salford, UK
    Parasitol Int 55:S75-80. 2006
    ..or molecular diagnostic techniques has improved the diagnosis of the taeniid cestode infections, echinococcosis and taeniasis...
  99. ncbi Recent advances in characterization of Echinococcus antigen B
    Wulamu Mamuti
    Department of Parasitology, Asahikawa Medical College, Japan
    Parasitol Int 55:S57-62. 2006
    ..that the recombinant EgAgB8/2 (rEgAgB8/2) provides better performance in serodiagnosis of human cystic echinococcosis (CE) than does the recombinant EgAgB8/1 (rEgAgB8/1)...
  100. ncbi Echinococcosis: an emerging or re-emerging zoonosis?
    J Eckert
    Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Winterthurer Strasse 266a, CH 8057, Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Parasitol 30:1283-94. 2000
    ..review is a critical discussion of factors actually or potentially contributing to persistence or emergence of echinococcosis in humans...
  101. ncbi Echinococcus granulosus antigen B gene family: further studies of strain polymorphism at the genomic and transcriptional levels
    Patricia Marcela Muzulin
    Departamento de Parasitologia, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Infecciosas ANLIS Dr Carlos G Malbran, Av Velez Sarsfield 563, Buenos Aires 1281, Argentina
    Exp Parasitol 118:156-64. 2008
    ..Interestingly, AgB2 transcripts that were probably processed by an aberrant splicing mechanism leading to a non-functional B2 protein were found in G7 strain...

Research Grants5

  1. Phase II clinical trial of stage specific treatment of cystic echinococcosis (Ech
    Thomas Junghanss; Fiscal Year: 2010
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Cystic echinococcosis (CE, hydatid disease) is one of the most neglected parasitic diseases of worldwide prevalence. Hydatid cysts occur mainly in the liver (70%) and the lung (20%)...
  2. PARASITIC DISEASES RESEARCH IN AFRICA
    James Kazura; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..tools to study specific aspects of host-parasite relationship in schistosomiasis, bancroftian filariasis and echinococcosis. The proposed interdependent and multidisciplinary studies will address 1) the determinants of specific ..
  3. Ecosystem disturbance and multiscale transmission of a zoonotic wildlife pathogen
    Philip Craig; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..model will be applied at regional scale and tested using simulations that will enable disease (echinococcosis) risk forecasting and development of optimal control/intervention strategies for high risk communities...
  4. Vaccine induced resistance against E. granulosus in dogs
    Wenbao Zhang; Fiscal Year: 2007
    Hydatid disease (echinococcosis) is a cosmopolitan zoonosis caused by the tape-worm Echinococcus granulosus in the intestine of dogs...