[Echinococcus multilocularis in a swamp beaver (Myocaster coypus)]

Angew Parasitol. 1989 Aug;30(3):161-5.
[Article in German]


Larval Echinococcus multilocularis was found in a nutria (Myocastor coypus) on a fur farm situated south of the Thuringian Forest near the border the Federal Republic of Germany. This finding is of epidemiological importance. Investigations of 67 red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) originating from this area and the whole Erfurt Region (Thuringia) did not reveal the presence of adult E. multilocularis.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Echinococcosis / epidemiology
  • Echinococcosis / veterinary*
  • Echinococcus / isolation & purification
  • Foxes
  • Germany, West / epidemiology
  • Larva / isolation & purification
  • Rodent Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Rodentia