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Title: Landscape composition and the spatial distribution of Echinococcus multilocularis in foxes and humans
Author: Pleydell, David
ISNI:       0000 0001 3492 834X
Awarding Body: University of Salford
Current Institution: University of Salford
Date of Award: 2005
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The life-cycle of the tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis is dependent upon the predator - prey relationship between canids (e.g. Vulpes sp) and small mammals. Accidental ingestion of E. multilocularis eggs can lead to the rare but fatal zoonotic disease alveolar echinococcosis (AE) in humans. Detecting early asymptomatic infections greatly increases patients' life expectancy. Mass-screening detect unknown cases using ultrasonography. Reliable predictive methods could help medics target resources. Here epidemiology, landscape ecology, satellite remote sensing and spatial modelling are integrated for the purposes of analytical inference and spatial prediction.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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