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A pilot study for control of hyperendemic Cystic hydatid disease in China

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]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009-10-27
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000534


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