The elimination of echinococcosis from Iceland.

  title={The elimination of echinococcosis from Iceland.},
  author={Trevor C Beard},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={48 6},
  • Trevor C Beard
  • Published 1973 in Bulletin of the World Health Organization
A century ago Iceland had the highest prevalence of human hydatid disease ever recorded anywhere. Since 1864 the disease has been gradually controlled, and today there is less than one new case per decade. The sheep population of about one million, over 95% of which is subject to inspection at slaughter, has yielded only 15 infected animals in the last 20 years. In most districts farm slaughtering still persists, though on a very limited scale, and farm dogs are subjected to very little control… CONTINUE READING
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