progress in control of cystic echinococcosis in la rioja, spain: decline in infection prevalences in human and animal hosts and economic costs and benefits.the autonomous community of la rioja is a region in the north of spain where the mean annual number of surgical cases of cystic echinococcosis (ce) was 50 (19 per 100000 inhabitants) during the years 1984-1987. this high clinical incidence prompted local authorities to implement a control program in 1986, whose methods and results are reported here. initially, the program consisted in documenting the prevalence of ce in sheep and humans, communicating an awareness of the disease risks among the ...200212204394
echinococcus granulosus infection in spain.cystic echinococcosis (ce) caused by the cestode echinococcus granulosus is an endemic disease in spain. although specific control programmes initiated in the 1980s have led to marked reductions in ce infection rates in spain, the disease still remains an important human and animal health problem in many regions of the country. human incidence and livestock (including sheep, cattle, pigs and horses) prevalence data were gathered from national epidemiological surveillance information systems and ...200818331519
[hydatidosis: epidemiological, clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects].hydatidosis or cystic echinococcosis (ce) is a parasitic zoonosis caused by echinococcus granulosus. its life cycle involves dogs, sheep and sometimes other animals. ce has a worldwide distribution, with greater prevalence in temperate zones. in spain, castile and león, la rioja, navarre, aragón, and the mediterranean coast are the areas where it is most commonly diagnosed, although there have also been published cases in other regions, such as cantabria. clinical signs and symptoms of ec may be ...201526032995
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