Parasitic food-borne and water-borne zoonoses.

@article{Macpherson2000ParasiticFA,
  title={Parasitic food-borne and water-borne zoonoses.},
  author={Calum N L Macpherson and Bruno Gottstein and Stanny Geerts},
  journal={Revue scientifique et technique},
  year={2000},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={
          240-58
        }
}
Estimates suggest that almost half of the population of the world is affected by water-borne and food-borne infections. Parasitic food-borne and water-borne zoonoses contribute to this statistic by inflicting a heavy toll on human health and causing serious direct and indirect losses to the agricultural industry. The inability of non-industrialised countries to keep pace with population growth, migration from rural to urban areas and the demand for clean, safe drinking water and proper… Expand
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