Mapping and modelling helminth infections in ruminants in Europe: experience from GLOWORM

  • Laura Rinaldi | lrinaldi@unina.it Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Productions, University of Naples Federico II, CREMOPAR Campania Region, Naples, Italy.
  • Guy Hendrickx Avia-GIS, Zoersel, Belgium.
  • Giuseppe Cringoli Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Productions, University of Naples Federico II, CREMOPAR Campania Region, Naples, Italy.
  • Annibale Biggeri Department of Statistics, Informatics and Applications “G. Parenti”, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.
  • Els Ducheyne Avia-GIS, Zoersel, Belgium.
  • Dolores Catelan Department of Statistics, Informatics and Applications “G. Parenti”, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.
  • Eric Morgan School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom.
  • Diana Williams Department of Infection Biology/School of Veterinary Science, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.
  • Johannes Charlier Department of Virology, Parasitology and Immunology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Belgium.
  • Georg von Samson-Himmelstjerna Institute for Parasitology and Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
  • Jozef Vercruysse Department of Virology, Parasitology and Immunology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Belgium.

Abstract

Mapping and modelling helminth infections in cattle and sheep in Europe through advanced geospatial research was one of the main task of GLOWORM, a three year project (2012-2014) funded under the European Commission’s (EC) seventh framework programme (FP7). Liver flukes as Fasciola hepatica and gastrointestinal nematodes, such as Haemonchus contortus were chosen for the project since these parasites constitute a major cause of lost productivity in small and large ruminants. The output of the GLOWORM project delivered guidelines for standardized and harmonized cross-sectional surveys of helminth parasites in ruminants allowing the development of updated prevalence maps and multi-scale, spatial models for the European area.

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2015-03-19
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Keywords:
helminths, Fasciola hepatica, Haemonchus contortus, mapping, Europe, GLOWORM
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Rinaldi, L., Hendrickx, G., Cringoli, G., Biggeri, A., Ducheyne, E., Catelan, D., Morgan, E., Williams, D., Charlier, J., von Samson-Himmelstjerna, G., & Vercruysse, J. (2015). Mapping and modelling helminth infections in ruminants in Europe: experience from GLOWORM. Geospatial Health, 9(2), 257-259. https://doi.org/10.4081/gh.2015.347

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