Epidemiología y control de la cisticercosis en el Perú

Translated title of the contribution: Epidemiology and control of cysticercosis in Peru

Hector H. Garcia, Armando E. Gonzalez, Silvia Rodriguez, Guillermo Gonzalvez, Fernando Llanos-Zavalaga, Víctor C.W. Tsang, Robert H. Gilman

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Abstract

Neurocysticercosis, the infection of the human central nervous system by the larval stage of the cestode Taenia solium, is an important cause of epilepsy and other neurological manifestations in Peru and most developing countries. Since 1987, the Cysticercosis Working Group in Peru has performed a series of epidemiological studies which led to estimate the impact and to better understand the transmission of Taenia solium. This information was later applied to the design and execution of a control program in Tumbes, in the Northern Coast of Peru. This paper reviews the main epidemiological findings, as well as the conceptual framework of the elimination program and the tools used. Advances in the control of taeniasis/cysticercosis in our country open the road towards its elimination and potential eradication.

Translated title of the contributionEpidemiology and control of cysticercosis in Peru
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)592-597
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Communicable disease control
  • Cysticercosis
  • Epidemiology
  • Peru
  • Taenia solium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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