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Second reported case of multilocularis hydatid disease in Iraq

A. Z. Benyan, N. K. Mahdi, F. Abdul-Amir, O. Ubaid


Hydatid disease is an important zoonotic disease with a world wide distribution. In Middle East as well as in some other parts of the world, it has always been a serious economic and public health problem. The disease is endemic and enzootic in Iraq. In Iraq, the disease is caused by Echinococcus granulosus but a multilocular hydatid cyst of E.multilocularis  has been recovered from the liver of a woman in Erbil (North Iraq).


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