Rausch and Bernstein, 1972, from the paca, Cuniculus paca L.
New aspects of neotropical polycystic (Echinococcus vogeli
) and unicystic (Echinococcus oligarthrus) echinococcosis.
The genus Echinococcus includes three species; Echinococcus multilocularis, Echinococcus vogeli
and Echinococcus granulosus.
To the Editor: Neotropical echinococcosis, caused by polycystic larvae of the tapeworm Echinococcus vogeli
and unicystic larvae of E.
Human hydatidosis is a tissue infestation caused typically by larva of canine tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus.1 In addition, Echinococcus multilocularis and Echinococcus vogeli
have also been reported.7 Most often, sheep is the intermediate host and the dog the definitive host, humans serve as common accidental host.8 Most infections arise from handling dogs or ingestion of faecal contaminated food items.7 Although human hydatidosis has been reported in the West, most cases come from inhabitants of World Health Organization (WHO) defined endemic areas.7
in man, with a review of polycystic hydatid disease in Colombia and neighboring countries.