Journal article

Can We Recommend Practical Interventions to Prevent Neurocysticercosis?

Uffe Christian Braae, Marshall W Lightowlers, Meritxell Donadeu

Trends in Parasitology | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

The cystiSim model was used to compare strategies for the control of Taenia solium. A three-monthly intervention in pigs for 3 years was substantially more effective than biannual treatment for taeniasis in the human population for 5 years. The intervention period could be shortened further by combining pig and human interventions.

Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

We thank Dr Bernadette Abela-Ridder for valuable advice in preparation of the manuscript. Funding was provided by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council grant GTN1105448 (M. W. L.).