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Natural Infection of the Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus spp.) with Echinococcus granulosus in China

  • Yu Rong Yang,

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

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  • Tianxi Liu,

    Affiliation: The Health Department of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Yinchuan, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China

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  • Xueli Bai,

    Affiliation: Ningxia Centre for Disease Control, Yinchuan, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China

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  • Belgees Boufana,

    Affiliation: Cestode Zoonoses Research Group, Biomedical Sciences Research Institute and School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester, UK

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  • Philip S. Craig,

    Affiliation: Cestode Zoonoses Research Group, Biomedical Sciences Research Institute and School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester, UK

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  • Minoru Nakao,

    Affiliation: Asahikawa Medical College, Asahikawa, Japan

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  • Akira Ito,

    Affiliation: Asahikawa Medical College, Asahikawa, Japan

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  • Jan Zhong Zhang,

    Affiliation: Ningxia Medical University, Yinchuan, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China

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  • Patrick Giraudoux,

    Affiliation: Chrono-environment UMR UFC/CNRS 6249 USC INRA WHO Collaborating Centre for Prevention and Treatment of Human Echinococcosis, University of Franche-Comte, Besançon, France

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  • Donald P. McManus mail

    donM@qimr.edu.au

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

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  • Published: September 22, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000518

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