from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Infestation with echinococci.
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- n. A potentially fatal parasitic disease of animals and humans, caused by the Echinococcus tapeworm.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. infestation with echinococci (tapeworms). An infection with the larval form is called hydatid disease.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Infection with Echinococcus, the larval stage of a tapeworm which lives in the dog; hydatid disease.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. infestation with larval echinococci (tapeworms)
Main discussion was as to how to introduce modern diagnostic tools for pre-surgical diagnosis, how to establish the national system for the data base of echinococcosis with the establishment of a network system by experts from different areas.
It was the first chance for Mongolian experts (clinicians, pathologists, parasitologists, biologists, epidemiologists, veterinarians and others working on echinococcosis) joined together.
Increase in the number of cystic echinococcosis (CE) cases year by year was stressed.
Alveolar echinococcosis was suspected chronic malignant hepatic tumors or abscesses.
The report, which covers 15 zoonotic infections, also provides data on other zoonoses, such as brucellosis, bovine tuberculosis and rabies, and the two parasitic zoonoses trichinellosis and echinococcosis.
The fox tapeworm is spread to humans in canine feces and can cause a fatal disease of the liver known as alveolar echinococcosis.
Commenting on the proposal BVA President Nicky Paull said "Together with the BSAVA we believe the existing transitional arrangements are an important tool in balancing the free movement of animals with the risk of spreading zoonotic diseases such as rabies, echinococcosis and leishmaniasis.