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10 facts about neurocysticercosis

Scientists work in rural Tumbes, Peru to help control T.solium infection
WHO/ Cysticercosis working group in Peru

T. solium was recently named the food-borne parasite of “greatest global concern”

WHO together with the Food and Agriculture Organization recently issued the warning to highlight the importance of cross-sector collaboration in tackling the spread of the disease. The combined efforts of sectors such as health, veterinary services and education can largely help to control T. solium infections. Behaviour change efforts can also be integrated with other disease programmes and interventions in settings where such resources are limited.

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