Echinococcosis

@article{McManus2003Echinococcosis,
  title={Echinococcosis},
  author={D. McManus and Wenbao Zhang and J. Li and P. Bartley},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2003},
  volume={362},
  pages={1295-1304}
}
Echinococcosis is a near-cosmopolitan zoonosis caused by adult or larval stages of cestodes belonging to the genus Echinococcus (family Taeniidae). The two major species of medical and public health importance are Echinococcus granulosus and Echinococcus multilocularis, which cause cystic echinococcosis and alveolar echinococcosis, respectively. Both are serious and severe diseases, the latter especially so, with high fatality rates and poor prognosis if managed incorrectly. Several reports… Expand
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