If Your Pet Has This Tapeworm, It Could Kill You

Dogs are sending us an early warning signal about the spread of a potentially deadly tapeworm in North America.

The tapeworm, Echinococcus multilocularis, is normally found in rodents and other wild animals, including coyotes and foxes, but can spill over into cats and dogs — and even humans.

In July, as I was warning veterinarians about the risk of E. multilocularis in dogs — and cautioned that human cases couldn’t be far behind — news broke that four people in Alberta had been i

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