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10 facts about neurocysticercosis

Simplified life cycle

Eliminating neurocysticercosis requires breaking the life cycle of T. solium

Thorough case finding, better diagnosis and treatment, and public health information campaigns are crucial to effectively control and break the life cycle of the parasite. Many sectors need to be included with activities which can reduce the risk of infection.

WHO is working with countries to tailor intensified control strategies for T. solium and improve management of neurocysticercosis patients. Partners include the FAO, the World Organisation for Animal Health, private sector, NGOs and academia.

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