Notes and recommendations for the establishment of control programs for taeniasis and cysticercosis due to taenia solium in Peru

Héctor H. García, Armando E. González, Seth E. O’Neal, Robert H. Gilman

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© 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.
Idioma originalInglés estadounidense
Páginas (desde-hasta)132-138
Número de páginas7
PublicaciónRevista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica
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EstadoPublicada - 1 ene 2018

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