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

Laura Rinaldi, Sergio Gonzalez, Jorge Guerrero, Luisa Carol Aguilera, Vincenzo Musella, Claudio Genchi, Giuseppe Cringoli
  • Laura Rinaldi
    Department of Pathology and Animal Health, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy | lrinaldi@unina.it
  • 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.

Keywords

Fasciola hepatica, FLOTAC, geographical information systems, One-Health, Cajamarca, Peru.

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