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a species reported from humid tropical forests of Panama and northern South America causing a polycystic form of human hydatid disease intermediate between cystic and alveolar hydatid disease; the typical cycle involves domestic dogs and wild canids as host of the adult tapeworm, and rodents such as the paca (Cuniculus paca) as the intermediate host for the cystic form.
A species that causes polycystic hydatid disease (a neotropical parasitic infection).
See also: Echinococcus
a genus of small tapeworms of the family Taeniidae.
a species parasitic in dogs and wolves and occasionally in cats; its larvae may develop in ungulates and macropods, forming hydatid cysts in the liver, lungs, kidneys and/or other organs.
a species whose adult stage usually parasitizes the fox, dog and cat. It resembles E. granulosus, but the larvae form alveolar or multilocular rather than unilocular cysts and occur principally in rodents but can infect humans.
occurs in wild cats with larval stages in rodents.
occurs in domestic and wild dogs with intermediate stages in rodents and humans.