Echinococcus multilocularis in urban coyotes, Alberta, Canada. Academic Article uri icon


  • Echinococcus multilocularis is a zoonotic parasite in wild canids. We determined its frequency in urban coyotes (Canis latrans) in Alberta, Canada. We detected E. multilocularis in 23 of 91 coyotes in this region. This parasite is a public health concern throughout the Northern Hemisphere, partly because of increased urbanization of wild canids.

published proceedings

  • Emerg Infect Dis

altmetric score

  • 66.434

author list (cited authors)

  • Catalano, S., Lejeune, M., Liccioli, S., Verocai, G. G., Gesy, K. M., Jenkins, E. J., ... Massolo, A.

citation count

  • 57

complete list of authors

  • Catalano, Stefano||Lejeune, Manigandan||Liccioli, Stefano||Verocai, Guilherme G||Gesy, Karen M||Jenkins, Emily J||Kutz, Susan J||Fuentealba, Carmen||Duignan, Padraig J||Massolo, Alessandro

publication date

  • October 2012