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Human hydatidosis in an area close to a slaughter-house

Human hydatidosis in an area close to a slaughter-house

Boletin Chileno de Parasitologia 35(1-2): 32-33

Between 1973 and 1976, 4 people living near a slaughterhouse in San Antonio, Chile, were admitted to hospital with hydatid disease. Of 44 162 domestic animals slaughtered at the abattoir between 1974 and 1978, 11 829 (26.8%) were infected with hydatid. The infection rate was highest in cattle (35.5%), followed by pigs (20.7%) and sheep (18.1%); goats were not affected.

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