A One-Health integrated approach to control fascioliasis in the Cajamarca valley of Peru

  • Laura Rinaldi | lrinaldi@unina.it Department of Pathology and Animal Health, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy.
  • Sergio Gonzalez Fondo de Crédito Para el Desarollo Agroforestal FONCREAGRO, Cajamarca, Peru.
  • Jorge Guerrero Department of Pathobiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, United States.
  • Luisa Carol Aguilera Fondo de Crédito Para el Desarollo Agroforestal FONCREAGRO, Cajamarca, Peru.
  • Vincenzo Musella Department of Health Sciences, University of Catanzaro Magna Graecia, Catanzaro, Italy.
  • Claudio Genchi Department of Animal Pathology, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.
  • Giuseppe Cringoli Department of Pathology and Animal Health, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy.

Abstract

Fasciola hepatica infection is reported from many Latin American countries, with very high prevalence rates in both humans and livestock in the Andean countries. Due to its environmental characteristics, particularly suitable for liver fluke infection, the Cajamarca valley of Peru has often been chosen as a model to study the epidemiology of liver fluke infection in the Andes. In this paper we describe the profile of a project aimed at a multidisciplinary and integrated approach for the control of fascioliasis in animals and humans in this valley. The One-Health integrated approach applied here is based on accurate and sensitive diagnostics, namely the FLOTAC, and the use of geospatial tools for epidemiological scrutiny.

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2012-09-01
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Keywords:
Fasciola hepatica, FLOTAC, geographical information systems, One-Health, Cajamarca, Peru.
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Rinaldi, L., Gonzalez, S., Guerrero, J., Aguilera, L. C., Musella, V., Genchi, C., & Cringoli, G. (2012). A One-Health integrated approach to control fascioliasis in the Cajamarca valley of Peru. Geospatial Health, 6(3), S67-S73. https://doi.org/10.4081/gh.2012.124

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