Challenges for the diagnosis and control of cystic hydatid disease

Barnes, T. S., Deplazes, P., Gottstein, B., Jenkins, D. J., Mathis, A., Siles-Lucas, M., Torgerson, P. R., Ziadinov, I. and Heath, D. D. (2012) Challenges for the diagnosis and control of cystic hydatid disease. Acta Tropica, 123 1: 1-7. doi:10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.02.066

Author Barnes, T. S.
Deplazes, P.
Gottstein, B.
Jenkins, D. J.
Mathis, A.
Siles-Lucas, M.
Torgerson, P. R.
Ziadinov, I.
Heath, D. D.
Title Challenges for the diagnosis and control of cystic hydatid disease
Journal name Acta Tropica   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0001-706X
Publication date 2012-07-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.02.066
Volume 123
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 7
Total pages 7
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This paper is based on the experience of the authors, with the aim to define the challenges for Echinococcus granulosus (E.g./CE) diagnosis and control for those countries that may now or in the future be contemplating control of hydatid disease. A variety of methods are available for diagnosis in humans but a universal gold standard is lacking. Diagnosis in definitive hosts can avoid necropsy by the use of methods such as coproantigen detection but test performance is variable between populations. A sylvatic cycle adds challenges in some countries and the epidemiology of the parasite in these hosts is poorly understood. Control by solely administering praziquantel to dogs is not effective in developing countries where the disease is endemic. Additional avenues to pursue include the instigation of participatory planning, use of an existing vaccination for intermediate hosts and development of a vaccine and long-acting anthelmitic implants for definitive hosts. Promoting public acceptance of control of the dog population by humane euthanasia and reduced reproduction is also essential.
Keyword Hydatid disease
Echinococcus granulosus
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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