December 19, 2014

E.G./Hydatid Disease

WHO/OIE Manual on Echinococcosis in Humans and Animals: a Public Health Problem of Global Concern

From the Centers for Disease Control: “Cystic echinocccosis (CE), also known as hydatid disease, is caused by an infection with Echinococcus granulosus, an ~2-7 millimeter long tapeworm found most commonly in dogs (definitive host), in addition to sheep, cattle, goats, and pigs (intermediate hosts). Although most infections in humans are asymptomatic, CE causes harmful, slowly enlarging cysts in the liver, lungs, and other organs that often grow unnoticed and neglected for years.”

The intention of these pages is to provide a resource for anyone interested in research and education on the echinococcus granulosus tapeworm and hydatid disease. A lot of searching has taken place by myself and several other researchers, scientists, doctors, parasitologists, etc. to gather this information. I felt it important enough to compile information in one location to make research easier.

I intend to divide this into different categories to help with research, i.e. scientific studies, field research/findings/facts, and observations and comments from qualified individuals on the topic at hand.

Below are the categories described. Click on the link and you will be directed to a page that lists links and brief descriptions to usable data and research.

I will continue to add to this list in an ongoing basis. If you have information you would like to add, please contact me.

Scientific Studies and Reports on Echinococcus Granulosus/Hydatid Disease

Field Information, Facts and Data

Observations and Comments from Qualified Individuals