Hydatid disease in Kuwait.

  title={Hydatid disease in Kuwait.},
  author={A EL GAZZAR and D. W. A. Mccreadie},
  journal={British medical journal},
  volume={2 5299},
Hydatid disease is caused by the cestode Echinococcus granulosus and is an example of those diseases that are naturally transmitted between animals and man and which have been labelled zoonoses by the World Health Organization. The reservoir or definitive carnivorous hosts are dogs, wolves, jackals, foxes, and domestic cats, which ingest the cysts present in the carcasses and offal of the intermediate herbivorous hosts-sheep, cattle, camels, goats, horses, and pigs. Man is as accidental… CONTINUE READING

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