Canine echinococcosis: global epidemiology and genotypic diversity.

  title={Canine echinococcosis: global epidemiology and genotypic diversity.},
  author={David Carmena and Guillermo A Cardona},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  volume={128 3},
Canine echinococcosis is a potential zoonotic infection caused by the adult form of several cestode species belonging to the genus Echinococcus, of which E. granulosus sensu lato and E. multilocularis are the most epidemiologically relevant. Dogs infected with E. granulosus and E. multilocularis are widely regarded as the main source of infection for human cystic and alveolar echinococcosis, diseases that cause substantial morbidity and socio-economic burden in several regions of the world… CONTINUE READING
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