© 2018, Instituto Nacional de Salud. All rights reserved. Neurocysticercosis is a nervous system infection caused by the larvae (cysticercus) of the pork tapeworm (Taenia solium). Neurocysticercosis is the primary cause of acquired epilepsy worldwide and, therefore, a global public health problem. On the other hand, T. solium taeniasis/cysticercosis is one of very few infectious diseases considered to be potentially eradicable. Recently, a large-scale elimination program in Tumbes, Peru, demonstrated the feasibility of interrupting transmission. Based on these advances, a series of initial guidelines are proposed aimed at setting out the foundations for regional and national taeniasis/cysticercosis control programs, with simple and feasible local interventions as a starting point.
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2018|
García, H. H., González, A. E., O’Neal, S. E., & Gilman, R. H. (2018). Notes and recommendations for the establishment of control programs for taeniasis and cysticercosis due to taenia solium in Peru. Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica, 132-138. https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2018.351.3606