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Echinococcus Multilocularis Updated Fact Sheets 



Since 2013, there have been six human cases of Alveolar Echinococcosis in humans that were likely acquired locally. The increased incidence of Echinococcus multilocularis in rodents and coyotes in Calgary and Edmonton is important to consider when discussing parasite risk

Hydatid Tapeworms (Echinococcosis)

 

Hunters and their dogs can be infected by several species of tapewormsEchinococcus multilocularis infects rodents (including field mice), and coyotes, wolves, foxes and dogs can become infected by eating infected rodents; the worms develop in the animal's intestines, and their eggs can infect people who come into contact with the infected animal's stool (or anything, including the animal's fur, that is contaminated with stool).

Fact sheets were first distributed in 2015. Updated versions are below

 

From Worms & Germs Blog - Promoting Safe Pet Ownership

Pathogen Safety Data Sheets: Echinococcus multilocularis Government of Canada

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention