Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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Echinococcus multilocularis Agent of a Spreading Disease

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_4610-1

This parasite is apparently spreading due to globalization via increased travel, international trade, and animal introductions. Spreading was seen in Europe, North America, and Asia. Especially foxes are spreading this parasite in many regions worldwide.


North America International Trade Spreading Disease Echinococcus Multilocularis Animal Introduction 
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Further Reading

  1. Davidson RK et al (2012) The impact of globalization on the distribution of Echinococcus multilocularis. Trends Parasitol 28:239–247CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

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