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Genus: Echinococcus

Known as: Echinococcus, worm hydatid 
A genus of cyclophyllid tapeworms in the family Taeniidae. The definitive hosts for echinococcus are carnivorous predators; humans become by zoonotic… Expand
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Review
2017
Review
2017
Alveolar echinococcosis (AE) and cystic echinococcosis (CE) are severe helminthic zoonoses. Echinococcus multilocularis… Expand
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Highly Cited
2013
Highly Cited
2013
Tapeworms (Cestoda) cause neglected diseases that can be fatal and are difficult to treat, owing to inefficient drugs. Here we… Expand
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Review
2009
Review
2009
  • P. Moro, P. Schantz
  • International journal of infectious diseases…
  • 2009
  • Corpus ID: 205271484
Echinococcosis in humans occurs as a result of infection by the larval stages of taeniid cestodes of the genus Echinococcus. In… Expand
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Review
2008
Review
2008
The application of molecular tools to the characterisation of the aetiological agents of echinococcosis has revealed a series of… Expand
Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
SUMMARY Taxonomic revision by molecular phylogeny is needed to categorize members of the genus Echinococcus (Cestoda: Taeniidae… Expand
Review
2005
Review
2005
This review provides an update of the biological aspects of the genus Echinococcus and focuses on newly recognized endemic areas… Expand
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Review
2004
Review
2004
SUMMARY Echinococcosis in humans is a zoonotic infection caused by larval stages (metacestodes) of cestode species of the genus… Expand
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Review
2002
Review
2002
Echinococcus remains a significant public health problem worldwide and, in several regions, the aetiological agents of cystic… Expand
Highly Cited
1993
Highly Cited
1993
Nucleotide sequences of a 471 bp region of the mitochondrial NADH dehydrogenase 1 gene were obtained for 59 Echinococcus isolates… Expand
Highly Cited
1992
Highly Cited
1992
The pattern of species and strain variation within the genus Echinococcus is complex and controversial. In an attempt to… Expand