Attn: Alberta Trappers - Parasitic Threat

Confirmed cases in Alberta, Trappers are considered the highest risk category!

Attn: Trappers when handling Coyote & Fox

Using a mixture of bleach & water (chlorine solution)
  1. Wash the FEET

  2. Wash the ANUS

  3. Wash the MOUTH

  4. Wear a DUST MASK

  5. Wear RUBBER GLOVES

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 tapeworms. Echinococcus 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

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