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Echinococcosis caused by Echinococcus multicularis

Last Modified: Mon, 28 Aug 2017 11:02:33 IST
Disease name
Echinococcosis caused by Echinococcus multicularis
Species affected
Multiple(not specified)
Echinococcosis, or Hydatid disease, is an infection caused by tapeworms of the genus Echinococcus, a tiny tapeworm just a few millimetres long. Five species of Echinococcus have been identifi ed which infect a wide range of domestic and wild animals. Echinococcosis is a zoonosis, a disease of animals that affects humans.
Status in Ireland
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland
Absent - never reported in Irish canids, continued freedom monitored by annual survey of foxes by Bacteriology & Parasitology Division, Backweston supported RVLs
DAFM Division Responsible
RVL Division
Micheál Casey SSRO
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