Echinococcus is a parasitic disease that is transmitted by ingestion of tapeworm eggs that have been passed in the feces of an infected carnivore, exposure from handling infected live or dead carnivores, and fecally contaminated food and water. Sympotms are cysts form in the liver, lung, brain, bones, skeletal muscles, kidney and spleen. Abdominal pain, blindness, seizures, rupture of cyst which induces sudden anaphylactic shock, space occupying lesion, impaird respiratory efficiency, spontaneous fracture of long bones.
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