TABLE 4.

Number of cases of echinococcosis in the Neotropics by country and species of Echinococcusa

CountryNo. of cases with indicated infection
E. vogeliE. cf. vogeliE. oligarthrusE. granulosusTotal
Nicaragua11
Costa Rica112
Panama22
Colombia151429
Ecuador6511
Venezuela2114
Peru11
Brazil2177199
Suriname7119
Uruguay22
Argentinab1111
Chile11
Total5411431172
  • a As of March 2007. (Adapted and updated from reference 12 with permission from Elsevier.) E. cf. vogeli, E. vogeli causing infections with polycystic lesions but with no hooks found.

  • b Synanthropic infections by E. granulosus not included.