Coenuriasis (Coenurosis)

Parasitic Diseases, Cestodes (Tapeworms)

Animals Involved

Definitive hosts are canids; intermediate hosts are sheep, other herbivores

Known Distributions

Worldwide in scattered foci; mainly reported from Europe, Asia

Probable Means of Spreading

Ingestion of tapeworm eggs in canine feces, may be via water, vegetables, soil

Clinical Manifestations in People

Painless skin swelling; possible CNS involvement (signs of mass lesion in brain) or larva in eye

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