Volume 92, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Alveolar echinococcosis is the most serious helminthic zoonosis of the northern hemisphere affecting humans. The causative agent, , occurs in geographically distinct strains that can be distinguished based on sequence variations of mitochondrial genes and nuclear microsatellite targets. This report finds that the human case of Alveolar echinococcosis occurring in Minnesota in 1977 was caused by the N2 haplotype described previously; the N2 haplotype is distinct from European and Asian isolates of the parasite and is restricted to the central region of North America.


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  • Received : 04 Aug 2014
  • Accepted : 29 Sep 2014
  • Published online : 04 Mar 2015

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