Monthly Archives: December 2023

Taenia solium, taeniasis and cysticercosis

Pig husbandry in India (Goa)

Infection with the larval stage of Taenia solium, the pork tapeworm, is one of the leading causes of acquired epilepsy in endemic countries. T. solium is a parasitic worm of medical and veterinary importance, a food-borne zoonosis that requires cross-sector coordination to control and manage infections and transmission.

Biology Health Medicine

Schistosomiasis: A public health problem in need of a One Health reframing

One Health cover

When assessing the worldwide impact of parasitic diseases, schistosomiasis is second only to malaria. In fact, in 2021, large-scale (preventive) schistosomiasis treatment in countries with moderate to high transmission was required for at least 250 million people. However, this disease affects both humans and animals. Its causative blood flukes have a remarkable ability to diverge and adapt, consequently posing numerous challenges to control efforts. A reframing of this public health problem and the corresponding measures to tackle it, is therefore needed.

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