Demonstration that a case of human alveolar echinococcosis in Minnesota in 1977 was caused by the N2 strain.


Alveolar echinococcosis is the most serious helminthic zoonosis of the northern hemisphere affecting humans. The causative agent, Echinococcus multilocularis, occurs in geographically distinct strains that can be distinguished based on sequence variations of mitochondrial genes and nuclear microsatellite targets. This report finds that the human case of… (More)
DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.14-0484

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