Science cafés

Hydatidosis: transmission modes and prevention means

Hydatidosis: transmission modes and prevention means

The Tunis Science City organized on Friday, April 5th, a science café under the theme of “Hydatidosis: transmission modes and prevention means”, which was presented by Dr. Hanen SMADHI REJEB, Associate Professor of pulmonary medicine at Abderrahmane Mami Hospital of Ariana, and Dr. Nada SOUISSI HMANI, Veterinarian Doctor and Regional Inspector at the Institute of Veterinary Research of Tunis.

Hydatidosis (or hydatid cyst) is a serious parasitic disease related to the development of larvae called ”hydatids” of the tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis  affecting herbivorous mammals , as well as omnivorous mammals and Man. Man is affected directly  when  hydatid cysts appear in its organism, and he is affected indirectly when this disease attacks domestic animals which represent  the means of subsistence  human beings.


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