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Cystic hydatid disease (<i>Echinococcus granulosus</i>)

Armando E. Gonzalez, Pedro L. Moro and Hector H. Garcia

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.071001_update_001

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Cystic hydatid disease (Echinococcus granulosus)

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Cystic hydatid disease, caused by Echinococcus granulosus, is a zoonotic disease principally transmitted between dogs and domestic livestock, particularly sheep. Humans are infected when they ingest tapeworm eggs, with disease occuring in most parts of the world where sheep are raised and dogs are used to herd livestock....

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Subjects: Medical Microbiology and Virology ; Infectious Diseases

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