Webinar: A One Health Approach for Elimination of Taenia solium Taeniosis/Cysticercosis

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Webinar: A One Health Approach for Elimination of Taenia solium Taeniosis/Cysticercosis

06/28/2016 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Peter Costa

This webinar provided an overview of Taenia solium taeniosis/cysticercosis, its epidemiology, impact on human health and economic burden. One Health challenges for detection and treatment as well as opportunities for combating cysticercosis were discussed.

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Download speakers' slides using the links below


Taenia solium Taeniosis/Cysticercosis: Epidemiology and Impact
(A. Lee Willingham, BSc, DVM, PhD - Bio/CV)

Management of Neurocysticercosis (NCC) in Resource Limited Endemic Areas
(Andrea Winkler, MD, PhD - Bio/CV)

A One Health Road to Elimination of Taenia solium Taeniosis/Cysticercosis: Surveillance & Control
(Maria Vang Johansen, DVM, PhD, Dipl. EVPC - Bio/CV)

Resource slide provided during live broadcast

While it was open to the public, medical, veterinary and public health professionals especially benefited from attending this FREE webinar.

Learning Objectives: 
1. Understand the life cycle and transmission of T. solium 
2. Become aware of the parasite’s societal impacts 
3. Become familiar with the social determinants of T. solium infection 
4. Understand the linkage between cysticercosis and epilepsy/other neurological problems 
5. Become aware of challenges for case detection and management in resource limited endemic areas 
6. Become familiar with available and needed diagnostic and surveillance tools 
7. Become aware of the opportunities and challenges for developing a One Health algorithm and step-wise approach for control leading to elimination


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