A One-Health integrated approach to control fascioliasis in the Cajamarca valley of Peru
AbstractFasciola 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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Copyright (c) 2012 Laura Rinaldi, Sergio Gonzalez, Jorge Guerrero, Luisa Carol Aguilera, Vincenzo Musella, Claudio Genchi, Giuseppe Cringoli
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