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Alveolar Echinococcosis
(al-VEE-oh-ler ee-keye-ni-kah-KOH-sis)


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  • Hildreth MB, Johnson MD, Kazacos KR. Echinococcus multilocularis: a zoonosis of increasing concern in the United States. Supplement to the Compendium of Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian 1991;13: 727-741.
  • Schantz PM, Chai J, Craig PS, Eckert J, Jenkins DJ, Macpherson CNL, Thakur A. Epidemiology and Control. In: Echinococcosis and Hydatid Disease, R.C.A. Thompson and A.J. Lymbery, eds., London, CAB International, 233-331.
  • Stehr-Green JK, Stehr-Green PA, Schantz PM, Wilson JF, Lanier A. Risk factors for infection with Echinococcus multilocularis in Alaska. Am J Trop Med Hyg 1988;38: 380-385.
  • Storendt ST, Virchow DR, Dryden MW, et al. Distribution and prevalence of Echinococcus Multilocularis in wild predators in Nebraska, Kansas, and Wyoming. J Parasitol 2002; 89: 420-1.
  • WHO. Guidelines for treatment of cystic and alveolar echinococcosis in humans. Bull World Health Organization 1996;74: 231-242.
  • Wilson JF, Rausch RL. Alveolar hydatid disease: a review of clinical features of 33 indigenous cases of Echinococcus multilocularis infection in Alaskan Eskimos. Am J Trop Med Hyg 1980;29: 1340-1355.

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