November 17, 2022 by
Lucy Gardner Carson
Louis Polish, M.D., and Pamela Gibson, M.D.
(NOVEMBER 17, 2022) Infectious disease specialist Louis Polish, M.D., associate professor of medicine, and Pamela Gibson, M.D., professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, were among the co-authors of a letter in the New England Journal of Medicine describing two human cases in Vermont of a rare parasitic disease called alveolar echinococcosis (AE). The research findings were covered in a HealthDay News story. AE is caused by a European strain of the parasite E. multilocularis, a small tapeworm that infects canines, often coyotes and foxes. Human infections happen when a person unknowingly ingests eggs from the tapeworm, through contaminated food or water, for instance.
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This finding was also reported by Vermont Public.
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