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Epidemiological Data

The primary source of data on hydatid disease in England and Wales is laboratory reporting of serologically confirmed infections. Other sources of data include occasional surveys which may be undertaken for short or specified periods of time. Data used in such surveys may in addition to records of serologically confirmed infections, include cases identified by histopathology and hospital admission data. It is not always possible to link cases identified in surveys with those reported under national serological surveillance.

Not all reported cases will have been acquired in the United Kingdom, however, the proportion of infections acquired abroad is unknown. In recent years, most cases are believed to have been acquired overseas.

Annual data from 2000

Year

England

Wales

2000

17

7

2001

14

9

2002

9

1

2003

3

1

2004

8

0

2005

15

1

2006

14

0

 

England and Wales

2007

10

2008

18

2009

9

2010

6

2011 12