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Volume 9, Number 3—March 2003

Research

European Echinococcosis Registry: Human Alveolar Echinococcosis, Europe, 1982–2000

Petra Kern*Comments to Author , Karine Bardonnet†, Elisabeth Renner‡, Herbert Auer§, Zbigniew Pawlowski¶, Rudolf W. Ammann‡, Dominique A. Vuitton#, Peter Kern**, and the European Echinococcosis Registry
Author affiliations: *University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany; †University Hospital, Besançon, France; ‡University Hospital Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland; §University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria; ¶A. Wrzosek Collegium, Poznan, Poland; #University of Franche Comté, Besançon, France; **University Hospital Ulm, Ulm, Germany

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Figure 2

Regional distribution of autochthonous alveolar echinococcosis in Europe, from 532 diagnoses ascertained from 1982 to 2000. Dots represent place of residence (at time of diagnosis or last medical record) of 1–5 patients. In Austria, Belgium, Germany, and Poland, administrative units for locating patients are the municipality; in France and Switzerland, dots are placed at random in larger units (“Arrondissement” for France, “Kanton” for Switzerland). Source: European Echinococcosis Registry, Ulm,

Figure 2. Regional distribution of autochthonous alveolar echinococcosis in Europe, from 532 diagnoses ascertained from 1982 to 2000. Dots represent place of residence (at time of diagnosis or last medical record) of 1–5 patients. In Austria, Belgium, Germany, and Poland, administrative units for locating patients are the municipality; in France and Switzerland, dots are placed at random in larger units (“Arrondissement” for France, “Kanton” for Switzerland). Source: European Echinococcosis Registry, Ulm, Besançon, 2001. Used with permission.

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1The European Echinococcosis Registry (EurEchinoReg) is a surveillance network for human alveolar echinococcosis coordinated by D.A. Vuitton (France) and P. Kern (Germany). Registration of human cases is organized by H. Auer (Austria), Y. Carlier (Belgium), L. Kolarova (Czech Republic), K. Bardonnet (France), P. Kern (Germany), P.S. Craig (Great Britain), I. Prousalidis (Greece), A. Siracusano (Italy), J. van der Giessen (Netherlands), Z. Pawlowski (Poland), E. Renner, R.W. Ammann (Switzerland), and N. Altintas (Turkey).

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