Underreporting of Human Alveolar Echinococcosis, Germany


We estimated the total number of human alveolar echinococcosis cases in Germany from 2003 through 2005 using the multiple source capture-recapture method. We found a 3-fold higher incidence of the disease than that shown by national surveillance data. We propose a revision of the reporting system to increase case ascertainment. 
DOI: 10.3201/eid1406.071173


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