Echinococcus multilocularis infection of several Old World monkey species in a breeding enclosure.

@article{Tappe2007EchinococcusMI,
  title={Echinococcus multilocularis infection of several Old World monkey species in a breeding enclosure.},
  author={Dennis 5 Tappe and Klaus Brehm and Matthias Frosch and Anja Blankenburg and Annette Schrod and F. -J. Kaup and Kerstin Maetz-Rensing},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2007},
  volume={77 3},
  pages={504-6}
}
Echinococcus multilocularis, the causative agent of alveolar echinococcosis, is spreading geographically in Europe, and prevalence rates in foxes, the final host, are increasing. Concomitantly, the rate of newly diagnosed human infections has already doubled in Germany. We report a cluster of alveolar echinococcosis in 24 animals of different Old World monkey species (15 cynomolgus monkeys, 5 rhesus monkeys, and 4 lion-tailed macaques) in northern Germany. The cluster described is the largest… CONTINUE READING

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