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Volume 18, Number 10—October 2012

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Echinococcus multilocularis in Urban Coyotes, Alberta, Canada

Stefano Catalano1, Manigandan Lejeune1, Stefano Liccioli, Guilherme G. Verocai, Karen M. Gesy, Emily J. Jenkins, Susan J. Kutz, Carmen Fuentealba, Padraig J. Duignan, and Alessandro MassoloComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (S. Catalano, M. Lejeune, S. Liccioli, G.G. Verocai, S.J. Kutz, P.J. Duignan, A. Massolo); University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada (K.M. Gesy, E.J. Jenkins); and Ross University, Basseterre, Saint Kitts, Saint Kitts, and Nevis (C. Fuentealba)

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Figure 1

Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, census metropolitan areas in which 91 coyote carcasses were collected during 2009–2011 and tested for Echinococcus multilocularis. Reference maps (2006) were obtained from the Geography Division, Statistics Canada (www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2006/geo/index-eng.cfm). Urban core areas and surrounding rural fringes are indicated. For Edmonton, 5 (62.5%) of 8 carcasses were positive. For Calgary, 18 (20.5%) of 83 carcasses were positive: 9 (27.3%) o

Figure 1. . . . Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, census metropolitan areas in which 91 coyote carcasses were collected during 2009–2011 and tested for Echinococcus multilocularis. Reference maps (2006) were obtained from the Geography Division, Statistics Canada (www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2006/geo/index-eng.cfm). Urban core areas and surrounding rural fringes are indicated. For Edmonton, 5 (62.5%) of 8 carcasses were positive. For Calgary, 18 (20.5%) of 83 carcasses were positive: 9 (27.3%) of 33 from the rural fringe, 4 (14.8%) of 27 from the urban area, and 5 (21.7%) of 23 whose locations of collection were not accurate enough to be classified as urban or from the rural fringe.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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