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Awareness of hydatid disease needs to increase

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Echinococcus granulosus

Hydatid disease is a ‘largely forgotten’ zoonosis that should be ‘put back on the agenda’. That is the view of the UK and Ireland head of the European Scientific Counsel for Companion Animal Parasites (ESCCAP).

Ian Wright made the call following a special ESCCAP meeting last month, when it was agreed that more data are needed to establish where in Great Britain the hydatid worm – Echinococcus granulosus – is endemic. …

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