Hydatid Disease in Boreal Regions

Robert Rausch

Abstract


Contains an account of echinococcosis as one of the more important helminthic diseases which may be transmitted by lower mammals to man. The biology and life-cycle of the Echinococcus genus of tapeworms is outlined; pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of the disease, animal cycles involved in spreading it, and its control are discussed. Its occurrence in Finland and Norway (slight), U.S.S.R., Sweden, Iceland, Canada and Alaska is indicated with references to the reporting literature. The "ample opportunity" for infection of adults and children from dogs (and to some extent foxes) in arctic regions is shown. Bibliography (about 40 items).

Keywords


Tapeworms

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14430/arctic3907

PID: http://hdl.handle.net/10515/sy50c4sp8

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