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What better day than #WorldZoonosesDay to highlight the Center for Global Health’s involvement in studies concerning neurocysticercosis (NCC) in highly endemic rural areas of Zambia and Tanzania. NCC is the world's number one food-borne parasitic disease and has a strong #OneHealth aspect, with elimination strategies needing to address both humans and pigs. Our research focuses on the epidemiological assessment of NCC, the evaluation of a newly developed point of care test, the conduct of prevention campaigns and the treatment of NCC patients according to standard treatment guidelines that are to be published by the WHO in due course. ...

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4 months ago

CYSTINET - Africa

Dr. Fabien Prodjinotho and Prof. Dr. Clarissa Prazeres da Costa of our Germany I team visited the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zambia (UNZA) late January. The purpose of this trip was the collection of Taenia solium cysts from one infected pig to prepare antigens to be used for all human T cell assays within CYSTINET-Africa. ...

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7 months ago

CYSTINET - Africa

Ernatus Mkupasi (4th in the top photograph) introduced the CYSTINET-Africa Consortium at Tanzania Veterinary Association (TVA) Annual Scientific Conference held on 5th – 7th December 2017 in Arusha, Tanzania. He introduced CYSTINET-Africa to a large audience composed of veterinarians from all over the country, academicians, researchers, government officials and other key stakeholders from within and outside the country. The one health approach and community participatory were emphasized as key in implementation of the project activities. ...

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New Blog post about the Mozambique launching ceremony!
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The CYSTINET-Africa team got bigger! A warm welcome to the new members of the Tanzania I task force: Antony Nyerere, Christina Kitundu and Kinyala Godson Lyandala.

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Dr. Prodjinotho and Prof. Dr. Prazeres da Costa of our Germany I team visited the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zambia (UNZA) late January to collect Taenia solium cysts from one infected pig to prepare antigens to be used for all human T cell assays.

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This is Foodborne Trematodiases another dangerous #NTD and a #zoonotic disease you can learn more about them from the @WHO NTD page https://t.co/bac8gnxSHO #BeatNTDs https://t.co/i2eOYvKr2z

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