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Echinococcus multilocularis is a microscopical tapeworm that infects rodents and coyotes, but also dogs and humans.
In 2012, Annya Smith developed a project to investigate the prevalence of the most common pathogens in Calgarian dogs.
Parasite prevalence was 50.2%. Giardia spp. (24.7%), Cryptosporidium spp. (14.7%), and Cystoisospora spp. (16.8%) were the most prevalent parasites. Helminth prevalence was low (4.1%).
A One-Health approach joins the effort of multiple areas of knowledge to solve global health issues.