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Pasture Types and Echinococcus multilocularis, Tibetan Communities

Sichuan Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Chengdu, Sichuan, People's Republic of China.
Emerging infectious diseases (Impact Factor: 7.33). 07/2006; 12(6):1008-10. DOI: 10.3201/eid1206.041229
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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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