© 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 original||Inglés estadounidense|
|Número de páginas||7|
|Publicación||Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica|
|Estado||Publicada - 1 ene 2018|