Prevention and control of Taenia solium taeniasis/cysticercosis in Peru

Robert H. Gilman, Armando E. Gonzalez, Fernando Llanos-Zavalaga, Victor C.W. Tsang, Hector H. Garcia

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Abstract

Taenia solium is endemic in most of the world, causing seizures and other neurological symptoms. Transmission is mainly maintained in rural areas by a human to pig cycle. Despite claims on its eradicability, sustainable interruption of transmission has not yet been reported. This manuscript reviews the conceptual basis for control, available diagnostic and control tools, and recent experiences on control in the field performed in Peru along the past decade. © W. S. Maney & Son Ltd 2012.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)312-318
Number of pages7
JournalPathogens and Global Health
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StatePublished - 1 Dec 2012

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