Journal article

Prevention and control of cystic echinococcosis

Philip S Craig, Donald P McManus, Marshall W Lightowlers, Jose A Chabalgoity, Hector H Garcia, Cesar M Gavidia, Robert H Gilman, Armando E Gonzalez, Myriarn Lorca, Cesar Naguira, Alberto Nieto, Peter M Schantz

LANCET INFECTIOUS DISEASES | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

Human cystic echinococcosis (hydatid disease) continues to be a substantial cause of morbidity and mortality in many parts of the world. Elimination is difficult to obtain and it is estimated that, using current control options, achieving such a goal will take around 20 years of sustained efforts. Since the introduction of current (and past) hydatid control campaigns, there have been clear technological improvements made in the diagnosis and treatment of human and animal cystic echinococcosis, the diagnosis of canine echinococcosis, and the genetic characterisation of strains and vaccination against Echinococcus granulosus in animals. Incorporation of these new measures could increase the ef..

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