Human and Canine Echinococcosis Infection in Informal, Unlicensed Abattoirs in Lima, Peru

@inproceedings{Reyes2012HumanAC,
  title={Human and Canine Echinococcosis Infection in Informal, Unlicensed Abattoirs in Lima, Peru},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Margarita Reyes and Claudia P. Taramona and Mardeli Saire-Mendoza and Cesar M Gavidia and Eduardo A. Barr{\'o}n and Belgees Boufana and Philip Simon Craig and Luis Tello and H{\'e}ctor Hugo Garc{\'i}a and Saul J. Santiva{\~n}ez},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2012}
}
Echinococcus granulosus infections are a major public health problem in livestock-raising regions around the world. The life cycle of this tapeworm is sustained between dogs (definitive host, canine echinococcosis), and herbivores (intermediary host, cystic hydatid disease). Humans may also develop cystic hydatid disease. Echinococcosis is endemic in rural areas of Peru; nevertheless, its presence or the extension of the problem in urban areas is basically unknown. Migration into Lima, an 8… CONTINUE READING
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