A relatively rare tapeworm has popped up in several patients in Alberta, Canada in the past few years, which may not sound like much; however, the only other human case in Canada was in 1928 in Manitoba.
The parasite is called Echinococcus multilocularis and it appearance in Alberta has caught the attention of some infectious disease specialists.
Professor of Medicine and infectious disease expert with the University of Alberta, Stan Houston, MD joined me to discuss this serious parasitic disease and the situation in Alberta.
- Parasites 101: Ascaris lumbricoides
- What is Echinococcosis or hydatid disease?
- A new Lyme disease test: Dr Richard Marconi discusses the GLD Test
- Cholera: The disease, the Yemen crisis and the vaccine
- Mumps: Why it’s seen a resurgence
- Lyme disease, Stevia and the quest for better treatments
- Vaccines: How they work and some common misconceptions
- Everything you wanted to know about rabies
- Powassan virus: The spread is inevitable
- Raccoon roundworm: The rare and potentially lethal zoonosis
- Botulism: Beluga whale confirmed as source in Nunavik
- Cyclospora cases nearly triple in Canada outbreak
Intro music: “Rapture” by Ross Bugden