Vol. 9, Special Issue 8 (2020)
Echinococcosis: A review
Prasanna Kumar V, Prem Kumar R, Sunitha R and Pradeep Kumar V
Echinococcosis/hydatidosis is a zoonotic parasitic disease caused by the dog tapeworm Echinococcus and its larval stage, the hydatid cyst. It is characterized by the formation of variably sized cysts in the visceral organs of the intermediate hosts and adult tapeworm in the intestine of dogs. The disease is chronic and affects all kinds of food animals, including herbivorous and omnivorous mammals. Echinococcosis is associated with severe morbidity and disability and is one of the world’s most geographically widespread zoonotic diseases. Hydatid disease results in loss of millions of money in terms of public health each year and lowered productivity of infected animals. The objective of this seminar paper is to review the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, control and prevention of hydatidosis.
How to cite this article:
Prasanna Kumar V, Prem Kumar R, Sunitha R and Pradeep Kumar V. Echinococcosis: A review. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2020; 9(8S): 20-22.