Widespread co-endemicity of human cystic and alveolar echinococcosis on the eastern Tibetan Plateau, northwest Sichuan/southeast Qinghai, China.

@article{Li2010WidespreadCO,
  title={Widespread co-endemicity of human cystic and alveolar echinococcosis on the eastern Tibetan Plateau, northwest Sichuan/southeast Qinghai, China.},
  author={Tiaoying Li and Xingwang Chen and Ren Zhen and Jiamin. Qiu and Dongchuan Qiu and Ning Xiao and Akira Ito and Hu Wang and Patrick Giraudoux and Yasuhito Sako and Minoru Nakao and Philip Simon Craig},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  year={2010},
  volume={113 3},
  pages={248-56}
}
Cystic echinococcosis (CE) or hydatid disease is known to be cosmopolitan in its global distribution, while alveolar echinococcosis (AE) is a much rarer though more pathogenic hepatic parasitic disease restricted to the northern hemisphere. Both forms of human echinococcosis are known to occur on the Tibetan Plateau, but the epidemiological characteristics remain poorly understood. In our current study, abdominal ultrasound screening programs for echinococcosis were conducted in 31 Tibetan… CONTINUE READING

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