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hepatic alveolar hydatid disease (echinococcus multilocularis) in a boxer dog from southern ontario.a 2-year-old boxer dog from southern ontario was evaluated because of acute onset lethargy. exploratory laparotomy revealed a hemorrhagic, destructive, liver mass. histology, immunohistochemistry, and polymerase chain reaction confirmed echinococcus multilocularis as the cause of the hepatic mass. this constitutes the first description of endemic e. multilocularis in ontario.201424891637
public health follow-up of suspected exposure to echinococcus multilocularis in southwestern the 3 years since the first report of canine alveolar echinococcosis (ae) in ontario, three additional cases have been diagnosed in the province. of the four cases reported to date, three have had no known history of travel outside the province. it is possible that this development is an indication of previously unrecognized environmental contamination with echinococcus multilocularis eggs in some areas of the province. if so, there is the potential for an emerging threat to human health. thi ...201628012251
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