This disease, which is transmitted to humans by the contamination of eggs in feces or water with hair, feathers and hands, is called a cyst or dog cyst. This disease, whose scientific name is hydatidosis, is common in many parts of the world as well as in Turkey. This parasite , which lives in the small intestines of carnivorous animals such as dogs, cats, wolves, and jackals, can infect many mammals and humans.
With Echinococcus Granulosus, Is Full Recovery Possible?
People who get the disease do not fully recover. These people live in constant fear of recurrence. This reduces an individual’s quality of life. The amount of these people is increasing and they cannot be productive in their work environment and in their lives. If the disease is not noticed in animals, it causes systemic deficiencies leading to death.
In this process, the disease continues to spread. For these reasons, it is absolutely necessary to ensure cats and dogs to be fed before administering the cyst medication in order to adequately protect against cysts. Because the medication is given in protective doses, it do not cure the disease, but if left unmanaged, the disease will spread insidiously. Cysts of the parasite Echinocoscus Granulosus that cause the disease can settle in the kidney, heart, pancreas, central nervous system, eye and marrow cavity of long bones.
What are the Effects of Echinocoscus Granulosus?
If left untreated it can lead to
- Liver dysfunction and hepatitis
- Decreased appetite
- Pulmonary inflammation
- Heart deficiencies
- Skeletal disorders and bone fractures
- Nervous system disorders
These are a few of the disorders it can cause. Therefore, early diagnosis of Echinococcus granulosus and taking preventive measures will be life-saving.