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Hydatid disease in Western Australia: A novel approach to education and surveillance

Thompson, R.C.A., Robertson, I.D.ORCID: 0000-0002-4255-4752, Gasser, R.B. and Constantine, C.C. (1993) Hydatid disease in Western Australia: A novel approach to education and surveillance. Parasitology Today, 9 (11). pp. 431-433.

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Hydatid disease (echinococcosis) remains a public health and economic problem of global proportion. Treatment usually requires major surgery and the prognosis for some forms of the disease is poor. The available transmission patterns exhibited by the causative agents of this complex zoonosis, and inadequate support, both internationally and nationally, have resulted in the establishment of control campaigns that are usually organized and funded at a local level. Here, Andrew Thompson, Ian Robertson, Robin Gasser and Clare Constantine describe a novel, targeted campaign of education and surveillance that has recently been initiated in Western Australia, where a totally artificial cycle of transmission for Echinococcus granulosus has been established as a result of human activity.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary Studies
Publisher: Elsevier BV
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