Prevention and control of cystic echinococcosis

Craig, PS, McManus, DP, Lightowlers, MW, Chabolgoity, JA, Garcia, HH, Gavidia, CM, Gilman, RH, Gonzalez, AE, Lorca, M, Naquira, C, Nieto, A and Schantz, PM 2007, 'Prevention and control of cystic echinococcosis' , The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 7 (6) , pp. 385-394.

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Human cystic echinococcosis (hydatid disease) continues to be a substantial cause of morbidity and mortality in many parts of the world. Elimination is difficult to obtain and it is estimated that, using current control options, achieving such a goal will take around 20 years of sustained efforts. Since the introduction of current (and past) hydatid control campaigns, there have been clear technological improvements made in the diagnosis and treatment of human and animal cystic echinococcosis, the diagnosis of canine echinococcosis, and the genetic characterisation of strains and vaccination against Echinococcus granulosus in animals. Incorporation of these new measures could increase the efficiency of hydatid control programmes, potentially reducing the time required to achieve effective prevention of disease transmission to as little as 5-10 years.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > Q Science > Q Science (General)
Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Health and Wellbeing
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences
Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: The Lancet Infectious Diseases
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 14733099
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2007 12:03
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 21:58

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