Echinococcosis | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • Is it okay to have my dog sleep with me?
  • Should I wear gloves when playing with my dog or picking up feces?
  • What treatment is best for me?
  • If I’m cured, could my echinococcosis come back?
  • What can I do to make sure I don’t get echinococcosis?
  • Can I give echinococcosis to my family?
  • I work with livestock. Should I be tested for echinococcosis?


Echinococcosis--An Emerging Parasite in the Immigrant Population by M Chrieki, M.D. (American Family Physician September 01, 2002,

Written by editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 02/14
Created: 04/03