Volume 2013, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • EISSN: 2227-0426


Hydatid disease is an important zoonotic disease with a worldwide distribution. In the Middle East, as well as in some other parts of the world, it has always been a serious economic and public health problem. The disease is endemic and enzootic in Iraq. In Iraq, the disease is caused by but a multilocular hydatid cyst of has been recovered from the liver of a woman in Erbil, North Iraq. This paper documents the second case of hydatid disease caused by this time reported in Basrah, Southern Iraq.


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