Tapeworms: Echinococcus Multilocularis and Alveolar Echinococcosis From Foxes to Dogs to People
Tiny tapeworms on the rise: Are you and your pets infected or at risk?
Echinococcus multilocularis is a zoonotic parasite in wild canids. We determined its frequency in urban coyotes (Canis latrans) in Alberta, Canada. We detected E. multilocularis in 23 of 91 coyotes in this region. This parasite is a public health concern throughout the Northern Hemisphere, partly because of increased urbanization of wild canids.