Echinococcus granulosus

Agent Name
Echinococcus granulosus
Major Category
Biological Agents
Also Echinococcus multiliocularis, E. vogeli, and E. oligarthrus;
Infectious Agents
Echinococcosis is most common in the grazing areas of the world. "Dogs become infected by eating animal viscera containing hydatid cysts and begin to pass eggs 5-7 weeks later. Most canine infections resolve spontaneously by 6 months;" [CCDM, p. 180-1]
Biomedical References

Diseases, Processes, and Activities Linked to This Agent


Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: