Echinococcus multilocularis: An emerging pathogen in Hungary and Central Eastern Europe?

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Abstract

Echinococcus multilocularis, the causative agent of human alveolar echinococcosis, is reported for the first time in Red Foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in Hungary. This parasite may be spreading eastward because the population of foxes has increased as a consequence of human interventions, and this spread may result in the emergence of alveolar echinococcosis in Central Eastern Europe.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)384-386
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume9
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2003

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Echinococcus multilocularis
Eastern Europe
Hungary
Parasites
Population
Alveolar echinococcosis

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