Polycystic echinococcosis in pacas, amazon region, peru

Pedro Mayor, Laura E. Baquedano, Elisabeth Sanchez, Javier Aramburu, Luis A. Gomez-Puerta, Victor J. Mamani, Cesar M. Gavidia

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In the Peruvian Amazon, paca meat is consumed by humans. To determine human risk for polycystic echinococcosis, we examined wild pacas from 2 villages; 15 (11.7%) of 128 were infected with Echinococcus vogeli tapeworms. High E. vogeli prevalence among pacas indicates potential risk for humans living in E. vogeli –contaminated areas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)456-459
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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