Echinococcus spp. Tapeworms in North America

Jacey Roche Cerda; Danielle Elise Buttke; Lora Rickard Ballweber


Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2018;24(2):230-235. 

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Echinococcus Spp. Tapeworms and Echinococcosis in Mexico

Far fewer studies have researched the Echinococcus spp. tapeworms present in Mexico; however, the primary species appears to be E. intermedius (G7), cycling between dogs and pigs.[20] The species E. granulosus s.s. (G1) and E. ortleppi (G5) were also previously reported.[20] Prevalence in slaughtered pigs is low, with reports of 0.27%–6.5%. Deplazes et al.[20] provide more extensive information regarding infections in Mexico.