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Hydatid disease in man in the Negev region of Israel: a retrospective study of histologically proven cases 1970–1979

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 June 2009

Ellis M. Gross
Affiliation:
*Ministry of Health, Bccr-Sheba, Israel
Michael Alkan
Affiliation:
**Infectious Diseases, Soroka Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bcn-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Shcba, Israel
Viola Torok
Affiliation:
*Ministry of Health, Bccr-Sheba, Israel

Extract

Echinococcosis in man and animals has been reported to be endemic in the Middle East(MAIOSMAN et al., 1977). As a result of this report and recent interest by the WorldHealth Organization to define more clearly the problem of hydatid disease in theMiddle East, the incidence of hydatid cysts found at surgery and at autopsy in theNcgcv region of Israel was retrospectively examined for the years 1970–1979.

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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1981

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Matossian, R. M., Rickard, M. D.Smyth, J. D. (1977) Hydutidosis: a global problem or increasing importance. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 55, 499507.Google ScholarPubMed
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