Development Of Practical Vaccines To Break The Life-Cycles Of The Parasites Causing Cysticercosis And Hydatid Disease

Grant number: 628320 | Funding period: 2010 - 2012

Completed

Abstract

Cysticercosis and hydatid disease are caused by infections with the larval stages of tapeworm parasites. They are zoonotic diseases, transmitted to humans from animals. This project aims to develop practical vaccines to assist with the prevention of these diseases in humans. We will vaccinate the parasites' natural animal hosts and, thereby, break the parasite life-cycles, indirectly and inexpensively preventing the diseases being passed to humans.

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