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Echinococcus granulosus in Australia, widespread and doing well!

Jenkins, David

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Echinococcus granulosus is the only member of the Genus Echinococcus to occur in Australia. The major biomass of E. granulosus occurs in wildlife. The wildlife transmission cycle is predominantly perpetuated via a predator/prey interaction between wild dogs (dingoes and dingo/domestic dog hybrids) and macropodid marsupials (wallabies and kangaroos). Other wildlife hosts include foxes, wombats and feral pigs. This wildlife reservoir for E. granulosus "spills over" to help maintain a domestic...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/80507
Source: Parasitology International
DOI: 10.1016/j.parint.2005.11.031

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