Echinococcus granulosus in Finland.

  title={Echinococcus granulosus in Finland.},
  author={V. Hirvel{\"a}-Koski and V. Haukisalmi and Seija-Sisko Kilpel{\"a} and M. Nylund and P. Koski},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  volume={111 2-3},
  • V. Hirvelä-Koski, V. Haukisalmi, +2 authors P. Koski
  • Published 2003
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Veterinary parasitology
  • Echinococcus granulosus is shown to occur in eastern Finland in a sylvatic cycle involving wolves (Canis lupus) as the definitive host and reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus) and probably also elk (Alces alces) and the wild forest reindeer (Rangifer tarandus fennicus) as intermediate hosts. Even though the prevalence of E. granulosus in reindeer has increased in recent years, it is still very low (<0.013%). The results suggest, however, that the reindeer is a good sentinel animal to show the… CONTINUE READING
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