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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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Table 1

Number of patients with alveolar echinococcosis, Europe

Yr of first diagnosis Reporting country
Austria Belgium France Germany Great Britain Netherlands Switzerland Poland Greece Totala
Until 1980
8
0
23
30
0
0
43
0
0
104
1981–1985
12
0
60
11
0
0
29
0
0
112
1986–1990
11
0
80
17
0
0
17
2
0
127
1991–1995
13
0
40
26
0
0
16
6
0
101
1996–2000
10
3
32
48
1
1
13
6
1
115
Total no. of patientsb 54 (1) 3 235 132(6) 1 (1) 1 (1) 118 (6) 14 1 559

aStatus of notification to the European Echinococcosis Registry as of August 2001.
bIncludes 15 non-autochthonous cases (in parentheses); 7 of them originated from neighboring countries, 3 from Turkey, 3 from the Newly Independent States, 1 from Kazakhstan, and 1 from Afghanistan.

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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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