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A key role for veterinary authorities and animal health practitioners in preventing and controlling neglected parasitic zoonoses

A handbook with focus on Taenia solium, Trichinella, Echinococcus and Fasciola










FAO, OIE & WHO. 2021. A key role for veterinary authorities and animal health practitioners in preventing and controlling neglected parasitic zoonoses. A handbook with focus on Taenia solium, Trichinella, Echinococcus and Fasciola. FAO, Rome, OIE, Paris & WHO, Geneva.


 




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    Summary of the tripartite meeting to accelerate prevention and control of neglected foodborne parasitic zoonoses in selected Asian countries
    16 – 18 October 2018, Luang Prabang, Lao People's Democratic Republic
    2019
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    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)1, together with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), jointly organized the regional meeting to accelerate prevention and control of neglected foodborne parasitic zoonoses in selected Asian countries. This was to build on the previous effort made at the WHO Expert Consultation to Accelerate Control of Foodborne Trematode Infections, Taeniasis and Cysicercosis held in 17-19 May 2017, which recommended adapting a comprehensive One Health approach as a core strategy and the Tripartite to jointly support countries to build capacity to effectively control these diseases. In order to catalyse intersectoral partnership for coordinated multisectoral actions to accelerate the prevention and control of neglected foodborne parasitic zoonoses in Asia in line with the ongoing efforts for overall strengthening of national food safety systems, regional physical meeting has been organized. For FAO, the core roles fall in the area of food safety, therefore the concepts and practical examples of food safety risk communication were the focuses during this meeting. All participants performed a risk communication exercise within the respective country contexts.
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    Meeting to Accelerate Prevention and Control of Neglected Foodborne Parasitic Zoonoses in Selected Asian Countries 2020
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    The Meeting to Accelerate Prevention and Control of Neglected Foodborne Parasitic Zoonoses in Selected Asian Countries was jointly organized by FAO Regional Office of Asia and the Pacific (FAO RAP), OIE Regional Representation for Asia and the Pacific (OIE RRAP), WHO Southeast Asia Regional Office (SEARO) and Western Pacific Regional Office (WPRO), in Luang Prabang, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, on 16-18 October 2018. The objectives of the meeting were: o to review the progress of prevention and control of neglected foodborne parasitic zoonoses in Asia; o to share experience, issues, challenges and opportunities to leverage existing platforms and frameworks and strengthen intersectoral collaboration and partnership for accelerating prevention and control of neglected foodborne parasitic zoonoses; and o to agree on multisectoral action priorities to address identified issues and challenges and accelerate prevention and control of neglected foodborne parasitic zoonoses in Asia.
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    Epidemiology, diagnosis and control of helminth parasites of swine 1998
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    Helminth parasites of swine are ubiquitous and although no precise information is available on the economic impact of these to the pig producers, there is little doubt that they are important causing reduced feed conversion efficiency and slower weight gain. Both the commercial and the small-scale farmer continuously rank worm infections high among the health problems. The difficulties in substantiating the losses are associated with the fact that the infections are chronic and less dramatic tha n other diseases of swine which make these infections among the most neglected areas of veterinary care in developing countries. In addition, a few helminths are important in veterinary public health, as transmission to humans is possible through ingestion of raw- or under-cooked meat. This handbook is written to assist animal health staff in prevention and control of these infections. The handbook, in a simple style, reviews the epidemiology of economically important helminth parasites of swine and present procedures and techniques for their diagnosis, survey and control. The book is designed for routine use in all types of animal health institutions, including universities, research institutes and field laboratories where diagnostic parasitology is performed. It is hoped that it will help to improve and standardize diagnostic capabilities as well as contribute to the collection and use of basic epidemiological data, the foundation for effective disease control programmes.

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