© 2019 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All rights reserved. We report cystic echinococcosis (CE) prevalence in Huancayo Province, Peru, and the associated economic effect of bovine organ condemnation. CE prevalence during the 16-month study period was 42.8% and caused $14,595 in economic losses. CE threatens food security in the region by reducing farmers’ income and viscera supply in markets.
Lucas, J. R., Arias, C. A., Balcázar-Nakamatsu, S. S., Rodríguez, A. P., Alroy, K. A., & Gavidia, C. M. (2019). Economic effect of confiscation of cattle viscera infected with cystic echinococcosis, Huancayo Province, Peru. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2278-2280. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2512.181039