Journal article

Designing a Minimal Intervention Strategy to Control Taenia solium

Marshall W Lightowlers, Meritxell Donadeu

Trends in Parasitology | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

Neurocysticercosis is an important cause of epilepsy in many developing countries. The disease is a zoonosis caused by the cestode parasite Taenia solium. Many potential intervention strategies are available, however none has been able to be implemented and sustained. Here we predict the impact of some T. solium interventions that could be applied to prevent transmission through pigs, the parasite's natural animal intermediate host. These include minimal intervention strategies that are predicted to be effective and likely to be feasible. Logical models are presented which reflect changes in the risk that age cohorts of animals have for their potential to transmit T. solium. Interventions th..

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