Agent Name

Echinococcus granulosus

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Also Echinococcus multiliocularis, E. vogeli, and E. oligarthrus;

Category

Infectious Agents

Comments

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]

Links to Other NLM Databases
Toxicity Information

Search TOXNET

Related Information in HazMap
Diseases

Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: