Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Echinococcus equinus

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_4609-1

This not-well-documented species occurs in Africa and is considered as a “cryptic” species of E. granulosus. However, since tissue cysts were found (e.g., in zebras) in complete absence of domestic dogs (as potential final hosts), it is suggested by several authors that there should exist a wildlife cycle.


Final Host Tissue Cyst Wildlife Cycle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany