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Priorities for research and control of cestode zoonoses in Asia.

Xiao N, Yao JW, Ding W, Giraudoux P, Craig PS, Ito A - Infect Dis Poverty (2013)

Bottom Line: Among all neglected zoonotic diseases, cestode zoonoses account for over 75% of global disability adjusted life years (DALYs) lost.It brought together 96 scientists from the Asian region and beyond to exchange ideas, report on progress, make a gap analysis, and distill prioritizing settings with a focus on the Asian region.Key objectives of this international symposium were to agree on solutions to accelerate progress towards decreasing transmission, and human mortality and morbidity caused by the three major cestode zoonoses (cystic echinococcosis, alveolar echinococcosis, and cysticercosis); to critically assess the potential to control these diseases; to establish a research and validation agenda on existing and new approaches; and to report on novel tools for the study and control of cestode zoonoses.

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Affiliation: National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention; WHO Collaborative Center for Malaria, Schistosomiasis and Filariasis; Key Laboratory of Parasite and Vector Biology, Ministry of Health, Shanghai 200025, People's Republic of China. xiao.ning@yahoo.com.

ABSTRACT
Globally, cestode zoonoses cause serious public health problems, particularly in Asia. Among all neglected zoonotic diseases, cestode zoonoses account for over 75% of global disability adjusted life years (DALYs) lost. An international symposium on cestode zoonoses research and control was held in Shanghai, China between 28th and 30th October 2012 in order to establish joint efforts to study and research effective approaches to control these zoonoses. It brought together 96 scientists from the Asian region and beyond to exchange ideas, report on progress, make a gap analysis, and distill prioritizing settings with a focus on the Asian region. Key objectives of this international symposium were to agree on solutions to accelerate progress towards decreasing transmission, and human mortality and morbidity caused by the three major cestode zoonoses (cystic echinococcosis, alveolar echinococcosis, and cysticercosis); to critically assess the potential to control these diseases; to establish a research and validation agenda on existing and new approaches; and to report on novel tools for the study and control of cestode zoonoses.

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Designed health educational materials to raise compliance to echinococcosis control activities.Key:A: a Tibetan calendar; B: a teaching wall chart; C: one page of a picture storybook.
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Figure 2: Designed health educational materials to raise compliance to echinococcosis control activities.Key:A: a Tibetan calendar; B: a teaching wall chart; C: one page of a picture storybook.

Mentions: Regarding activities aimed at raising awareness and thus being instrumental in the disease’s control, it was reported that a series of target-specific health educational materials were developed and applied for community-based health education in the Qinghai-Tibet plateau region with the overall aim of raising compliance of Tibetan populations in echinococcosis endemic areas. The materials printed consisted of a Tibetan calendar, a notebook, a pencil bag, a teaching wall chart, a school health textbook, a picture storybook, an animated cartoon and a picture poster, and these were each targeted for the different population needs of religious staff, local government staff, students, and residents (see Figure 2). The assessments for field use showed that these materials are useful in improving knowledge and behavior, and acceptable by most Tibetan populations [33]. Training on diagnosis and treatment of echinococcosis also showed a significant effect on local capacity building in increasing the expertise at prefecture and county levels in Tibetan regions.


Priorities for research and control of cestode zoonoses in Asia.

Xiao N, Yao JW, Ding W, Giraudoux P, Craig PS, Ito A - Infect Dis Poverty (2013)

Designed health educational materials to raise compliance to echinococcosis control activities.Key:A: a Tibetan calendar; B: a teaching wall chart; C: one page of a picture storybook.
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Figure 2: Designed health educational materials to raise compliance to echinococcosis control activities.Key:A: a Tibetan calendar; B: a teaching wall chart; C: one page of a picture storybook.
Mentions: Regarding activities aimed at raising awareness and thus being instrumental in the disease’s control, it was reported that a series of target-specific health educational materials were developed and applied for community-based health education in the Qinghai-Tibet plateau region with the overall aim of raising compliance of Tibetan populations in echinococcosis endemic areas. The materials printed consisted of a Tibetan calendar, a notebook, a pencil bag, a teaching wall chart, a school health textbook, a picture storybook, an animated cartoon and a picture poster, and these were each targeted for the different population needs of religious staff, local government staff, students, and residents (see Figure 2). The assessments for field use showed that these materials are useful in improving knowledge and behavior, and acceptable by most Tibetan populations [33]. Training on diagnosis and treatment of echinococcosis also showed a significant effect on local capacity building in increasing the expertise at prefecture and county levels in Tibetan regions.

Bottom Line: Among all neglected zoonotic diseases, cestode zoonoses account for over 75% of global disability adjusted life years (DALYs) lost.It brought together 96 scientists from the Asian region and beyond to exchange ideas, report on progress, make a gap analysis, and distill prioritizing settings with a focus on the Asian region.Key objectives of this international symposium were to agree on solutions to accelerate progress towards decreasing transmission, and human mortality and morbidity caused by the three major cestode zoonoses (cystic echinococcosis, alveolar echinococcosis, and cysticercosis); to critically assess the potential to control these diseases; to establish a research and validation agenda on existing and new approaches; and to report on novel tools for the study and control of cestode zoonoses.

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Affiliation: National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention; WHO Collaborative Center for Malaria, Schistosomiasis and Filariasis; Key Laboratory of Parasite and Vector Biology, Ministry of Health, Shanghai 200025, People's Republic of China. xiao.ning@yahoo.com.

ABSTRACT
Globally, cestode zoonoses cause serious public health problems, particularly in Asia. Among all neglected zoonotic diseases, cestode zoonoses account for over 75% of global disability adjusted life years (DALYs) lost. An international symposium on cestode zoonoses research and control was held in Shanghai, China between 28th and 30th October 2012 in order to establish joint efforts to study and research effective approaches to control these zoonoses. It brought together 96 scientists from the Asian region and beyond to exchange ideas, report on progress, make a gap analysis, and distill prioritizing settings with a focus on the Asian region. Key objectives of this international symposium were to agree on solutions to accelerate progress towards decreasing transmission, and human mortality and morbidity caused by the three major cestode zoonoses (cystic echinococcosis, alveolar echinococcosis, and cysticercosis); to critically assess the potential to control these diseases; to establish a research and validation agenda on existing and new approaches; and to report on novel tools for the study and control of cestode zoonoses.

No MeSH data available.


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