Volume 2002, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • EISSN: 2227-0426


Enchinococus granulosus is endemic in many parts of the world where sheep and cattle are raised with the help of dogs. Dogs are the principal host and sheep are the most common intermediate host, Dogs acquire the infestation by ingesting hydatid scolices from infected sheep organs. The parasite develops into a tapeworm in the dog intestine and tapeworm eggs are then excreted in dog feces and transmitted to humans via the fecal-oral route. Ingested eggs develop into hydatid cysts in the intermediate host to complete the life cycle of the parasite. The patient in this study lived next to a sheep ranch


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