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Emergence/re-emergence of Echinococcus spp. - a global update

Jenkins, David; Romig, T.; Thompson, R C

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This review provides an update of the biological aspects of the genus Echinococcus and focuses on newly recognized endemic areas. Infection with the intermediate cystic stage of all species of Echinococcus causes disease and incapacity in animals and humans, and in the most serious cases, death of the host. Transmission of Echinococcus to new continents has occurred during European colonisation and the parasite has often taken advantage of Echinococcus-naive wildlife populations in these new...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/82732
Source: International Journal for Parasitology
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2005.07.014

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