Zhang, Wenbao; Zhang, Zhuangzhi; Yimit, Turhong; Shi, Baoxin; Aili, Hasyeti; Tulson, Gulnor; You, Hong; Li, Jun; Gray, Darren J.; McManus, Donald P.; Wang, Jincheng
BACKGROUND Cystic hydatid disease (CHD) is a global parasitic zoonosis caused by the dog tapeworm, Echinococcus granulosus. The disease is hyperendemic in western China because of poor economic development; limited community knowledge of CHD; widespread, small-scale household animal production; home killing of livestock; and the feeding of dogs with uncooked offal. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS A control program focusing on monthly praziquantel (PZQ) treatment of all registered dogs and...[Show more]
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