Monthly Archives: November 2019
Achieving and sustaining elimination: How the Geshiyaro Project might shape the future of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths programmes
In the Wolaita zone in southern Ethiopia a research initiative is underway to assess strategies to achieve transmission break for schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths (STH). The Geshiyaro Project is a unique collaboration working at scale over six years to test solutions to tackle these pervasive parasites.
Around 2000 cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) are stranded each year across the world and, unfortunately, this number is likely to increase in the coming years. Cornelis van Elk and colleagues studied harbour porpoise strandings along the Dutch and neighboring coastlines between 2003 and 2016 in order to better understand and identify the causes of these strandings.
A year-long study confirms the usefulness of depth-based cages to protect farmed Atlantic salmon from sea lice infestation.