Cysticercosis control: Bringing advances to the field

S. E. O'Neal, K. L. Winthrop, A. E. Gonzalez

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Abstract

Progress towards Taenia solium control is evident in the development of new technologies and in increasing regional coordination, yet disease eradication remains unlikely in the near future. In the meantime, translation of research advances into functioning control programs is necessary to address the ongoing disease burden in endemic areas. Multiple screening assays, effective treatments for both human and porcine infection, and vaccines blocking transmission to pigs are currently available. Strategies based on identification and treatment of T. solium adult tapeworms, as well as interventions that block cysticercosis acquisition in pigs have temporarily reduced transmission. Building on these successes with controlled community trials in varying endemic scenarios will drive progress towards regional elimination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)156-160
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Global Infectious Diseases
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2011

Keywords

  • Control
  • Cysticercosis
  • Elimination
  • Eradication neurocysticercosis
  • Taenia solium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases

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