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Research Article

Drivers of Echinococcus multilocularis Transmission in China: Small Mammal Diversity, Landscape or Climate?

  • Patrick Giraudoux mail,

    patrick.giraudoux@univ-fcomte.fr

    Affiliations: Chrono-environment, University of Franche-Comte (CRNS), Besançon, France, Institut Universitaire de France, Paris, France

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  • Francis Raoul,

    Affiliation: Chrono-environment, University of Franche-Comte (CRNS), Besançon, France

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  • David Pleydell,

    Affiliation: Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Unité Mixte de Recherche (UMR), Contrle des Maladies Animales Exotiques et Émergentes (CMAEE), Petit-Bourg, Guadeloupe, France

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  • Tiaoying Li,

    Affiliation: Sichuan Center for Disease Control, Chengdu, China

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  • Xiuming Han,

    Affiliation: Qinghai Center for Disease Control, Xining, China

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  • Jiamin Qiu,

    Affiliation: Sichuan Center for Disease Control, Chengdu, China

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  • Yan Xie,

    Affiliation: Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Hu Wang,

    Affiliation: Qinghai Center for Disease Control, Xining, China

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  • Akira Ito,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Asahikawa Medical University, Asahikawa, Japan

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  • Philip S. Craig

    Affiliation: School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom

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  • Published: March 07, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002045

About the Authors

Patrick Giraudoux, Francis Raoul
Chrono-environment, University of Franche-Comte (CRNS), Besançon, France
Patrick Giraudoux
Institut Universitaire de France, Paris, France
David Pleydell
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Unité Mixte de Recherche (UMR), Contrle des Maladies Animales Exotiques et Émergentes (CMAEE), Petit-Bourg, Guadeloupe, France
Tiaoying Li, Jiamin Qiu
Sichuan Center for Disease Control, Chengdu, China
Xiuming Han, Hu Wang
Qinghai Center for Disease Control, Xining, China
Yan Xie
Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Akira Ito
Department of Parasitology, Asahikawa Medical University, Asahikawa, Japan
Philip S. Craig
School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: patrick.giraudoux@univ-fcomte.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PG PSC FR TL AI. Performed the experiments: PG TL XH JQ YX HW. Analyzed the data: PG FR DP. Wrote the paper: PG FR PSC DP.