A parasitic infection caused by tapeworm larvae of echinococcus. It affects livestock and humans. It is characterized by the formation of hydatid cysts mainly in the liver, lungs, spleen, and kidneys. Rupture of the cysts may lead to shock.
An infection caused by the infestation of the larval form of tapeworms of the genus echinococcus. The liver, lungs, and kidney are the most common areas of infestation.