A genus of very small TAPEWORMS, in the family Taeniidae. The adult form is found in various carnivora but not humans. The larval form is seen in humans under certain epidemiologic circumstances.
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Echinococcus granulosus adultwww.microbiologybook.org
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Echinococcus spp. adults.www.cdc.gov
Last update: September 2014