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Research Article

Echinococcus granulosus Infection and Options for Control of Cystic Echinococcosis in Tibetan Communities of Western Sichuan Province, China

  • Yu Rong Yang,

    Affiliations: Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Ningxia Medical University, Yinchuan, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China, School of the Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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  • Donald P. McManus mail,

    donM@qimr.edu.au

    Affiliation: Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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  • Yan Huang,

    Affiliation: Institute of Parasitic Disease Control, Sichuan Centres for Disease Control, Chengdu City, Sichuan, People's Republic of China

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  • David D. Heath

    Affiliation: AgResearch New Zealand Limited, HopKirk Research Institute, Grasslands Research Centre, Palmerston North, New Zealand

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  • Published: April 28, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000426

About the Authors

Yu Rong Yang, Donald P. McManus
Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Yu Rong Yang
Ningxia Medical University, Yinchuan, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China
Yu Rong Yang
School of the Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Yan Huang
Institute of Parasitic Disease Control, Sichuan Centres for Disease Control, Chengdu City, Sichuan, People's Republic of China
David D. Heath
AgResearch New Zealand Limited, HopKirk Research Institute, Grasslands Research Centre, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Corresponding Author

Email: donM@qimr.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YRY DPM YH DDH. Performed the experiments: YRY YH DDH. Analyzed the data: YRY DPM YH DDH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YRY YH DDH. Wrote the paper: YRY DPM YH DDH.