International consensus on nomenclature about echinococcosis: translation and adapting for spanish


  • Ariel Naidich Departamento de Parasitología, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Infecciosas, ANLIS “Dr. Carlos G. Malbrán”. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • María Celina Elissondo Instituto de Investigaciones en Producción Sanidad y Ambiente (IIPROSAM CONICET‑UNMdP), Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales – UNMdP, Centro Científico Tecnológico Mar del Plata (CONICET), Centro de Asociación Simple CIC PBA, Mar del Plata, Argentina
  • Katherina Vizcaychipi Instituto Nacional de Medicina Tropical ANLIS “Dr. Carlos G. Malbrán”, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina. Instituto de Investigación en Veterinaria, Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias y Veterinarias, Universidad del Salvador, Corrientes, Argentina.
  • Guzman Sienra Programa Nacional de Control de Zoonosis y Centro Antirrábico Nacional, Ministerio de Salud Pública y Bienestar Social, Asunción, Paraguay
  • Viterman Ali Instituto de Investigación en Salud y Desarrollo (IINSAD), Cátedra de Parasitología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (UMSA), La Paz, Bolivia
  • Cesar M. Gavidia Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Perú
  • Jorge Guisantes Departamento de Inmunología, Microbiología y Parasitología, Universidad del País Vasco, Vitoria, España



Consensus Development Conferences as Topic, terminology, echinococcosis, Echinococcus


Echinococcosis has been known since the time of Hippocrates. Since then, terms and definitions have been coined or adapted in different languages to refer to multiple aspects related to this zoonosis. It is important to promote a good understanding in reading and writing at the level of scientific, academic information, for general knowledge and mass dissemination. During the 27th World Echinococcosis Congress, a working group was established for this purpose. The result was a consensus with  recommendations applicable to science and communication between professionals, published in 2020 in English. On the recommendation of some members of the WHO Informal Working Group on Echinococcosis (WHO-IWGE), a working group composed of experts on echinococcosis from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Spain, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay was convened to prepare a proposal of terminology in Spanish. The result of this consensus is to propose a unified nomenclature of progressive application, which serves as a basis for consultation and reference.


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Naidich A, Elissondo MC, Vizcaychipi K, Sienra G, Ali V, Gavidia CM, et al. International consensus on nomenclature about echinococcosis: translation and adapting for spanish. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2024 Jun. 21 [cited 2024 Jul. 25];41(2):185-202. Available from:

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