Are there tapeworms in wolves that are harmful to humans if handled improperly?


Yes, there is a tapeworm, Echinococcus granulosus, that occurs in wolves, other wild canids, and even domestic dogs, that can infect humans under some circumstances and result in Cystic Hydatid Disease.

For information on this small tapeworm, the disease, and information on how to prevent infection, please see the information on our website through the following link: