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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2005)

Document title

Ecological epidemiology : the role of landscape structure in the transmission risk of the fox tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis (Leukart 1863) (Cestoda : Cyclophyllidea : Taeniidae)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GRAHAM A.J. ; DANSON F.M. ; CRAIG P.S. ;

Abstract

The larval form of the fox tapeworm, Echinococcus multilocularis, causes a fatal liver infection in human and has high prevalence in western China. This paper introduces the tapeworm and reviews the current understanding of its transmission ecology in relation to each component of its lifecycle. Recent research indicates that landscape plays an important role in creating the necessary habitat conditions for natural transmission. Defining the landscape involves the use of satellites imagery, land cover classification and spatial analysis. The link between desease, remote sensing and landscape ecology is an expanding research area

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2005, vol. 29, no1 [pp. 77-91]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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