Problem

Echinococcosis

Other Names:
Uniocular echinococcus
Hydatidosis
Hydatid disease
Nature:

Echinococcosis is a debilitating tapeworm infection of humans and animals (particularly sheep and dogs), caused by the parasitic larvae of the tapeworm Echinococcis spp. Humans become infected by swallowing the eggs of helminths, mostly after touching dogs. Larvae emerge from the eggs in the intestine, penetrate into the blood vessels, and are carried to various organs (mainly liver and lungs), where they change into hybrid cysts.

Narrower Problems:
Alveolar hydatid disease
Values:
Disease
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Date of last update
18.04.2019 – 12:12 CEST