Neurocysticercosis: regional status, epidemiology, impact and control measures in the Americas

  title={Neurocysticercosis: regional status, epidemiology, impact and control measures in the Americas},
  author={Ana Flisser and Elsa Sarti and Marshall W. Lightowlers and Peter Schantz},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  volume={87 1},
The analysis of epidemiological data concerning human cysticercosis point to important advances in understanding the magnitude and distribution of this parasitic disease in Latin America, as well as the relationship of the elements that conform the life cycle of Taenia solium. The data indicate that the main risk factor for acquiring human neurocysticercosis and swine cysticercosis is the presence of the tapeworm carrier in the household. Therefore, several intervention measures for the control… CONTINUE READING
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