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Alveolar echinococcosis (AE) and cystic echinococcosis (CE) are severe helminthic zoonoses. Echinococcus multilocularis… Expand Tapeworms (Cestoda) cause neglected diseases that can be fatal and are difficult to treat, owing to inefficient drugs. Here we… Expand Echinococcosis in humans occurs as a result of infection by the larval stages of taeniid cestodes of the genus Echinococcus. In… Expand The application of molecular tools to the characterisation of the aetiological agents of echinococcosis has revealed a series of… Expand SUMMARY Taxonomic revision by molecular phylogeny is needed to categorize members of the genus Echinococcus (Cestoda: Taeniidae… Expand This review provides an update of the biological aspects of the genus Echinococcus and focuses on newly recognized endemic areas… Expand SUMMARY Echinococcosis in humans is a zoonotic infection caused by larval stages (metacestodes) of cestode species of the genus… Expand Echinococcus remains a significant public health problem worldwide and, in several regions, the aetiological agents of cystic… Expand Nucleotide sequences of a 471 bp region of the mitochondrial NADH dehydrogenase 1 gene were obtained for 59 Echinococcus isolates… Expand The pattern of species and strain variation within the genus Echinococcus is complex and controversial. In an attempt to… Expand