Apuntes y recomendaciones para el establecimiento de programas de control de la teniasis / cisticercosis por taenia solium en el Perú

Translated title of the contribution: Notes and recommendations for the establishment of control programs for taeniasis and cysticercosis due to taenia solium in Peru

Grupo de Trabajo en Cisticercosis en Peru

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Abstract

Neurocysticercosis is a nervous system infection caused by the larvae (cysticercus) of the pork tapeworm (Taenia solium). Neurocysticercosis is the primary cause of acquired epilepsy worldwide and, therefore, a global public health problem. On the other hand, T. solium taeniasis/cysticercosis is one of very few infectious diseases considered to be potentially eradicable. Recently, a large-scale elimination program in Tumbes, Peru, demonstrated the feasibility of interrupting transmission. Based on these advances, a series of initial guidelines are proposed aimed at setting out the foundations for regional and national taeniasis/cysticercosis control programs, with simple and feasible local interventions as a starting point.

Translated title of the contributionNotes and recommendations for the establishment of control programs for taeniasis and cysticercosis due to taenia solium in Peru
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)132-138
Number of pages7
JournalRevista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • Communicable disease control
  • Cysticercosis
  • Epidemiology
  • Neurocysticercosis
  • Peru (source: MeSH NLM)
  • Taenia solium
  • Taeniasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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