Immunological Prevention Of Cysticercosis And Hydatid Disease
Grant number: 1043327 | Funding period: 2013 - 2016
Cysticercosis and hydatid disease are caused by infections with the larval stages of tapeworm parasites. They are life-threatening zoonotic diseases, transmitted to humans from animals and are most common in people living in poor countries. 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 break the parasite life-cycles, thereby indirectly and inexpensively preventing the diseases being passed to humans.
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Assessing the impact of a joint human-porcine intervention package for Taenia solium control: Results of a pilot study from northern Lao PDR
Anna L Okello, Lian Thomas, Phouth Inthavong, Amanda Ash, Boualam Khamlome, Chattouphone Keokamphet, Kim Newberry, Charles G Gauci, Sarah Gabriel, Pierre Dorny, RC Andrew Thompson, Marshall W Lightowlers, John Allen
Elimination of Taenia solium Transmission in Northern Peru
Hector H Garcia, Armando E Gonzalez, Victor CW Tsang, Seth E O'Neal, Fernando Llanos-Zavalaga, Guillermo Gonzalvez, Jaime Romero, Silvia Rodriguez, Luz M Moyano, Viterbo Ayvar, Andre Diaz, Allen Hightower, Philip S Craig, Marshall W Lightowlers, Charles G Gauci, Elli Leontsini, Robert H Gilman