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Emerg Infect Dis. 2006 Jun;12(6):1008-10.

Pasture types and Echinococcus multilocularis, Tibetan communities.

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  • 1Sichuan Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Chengdu, Sichuan, People's Republic of China. wangqian67@yahoo.com.cn

Abstract

Our study showed that open pastures had more small mammal burrows than fenced pastures in Tibetan pastoralist communities in 2003. This characteristic was linked to a higher prevalence of Echinococcus multilocularis in dogs and indicates that pasture type may affect E. multilocularis transmission.

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