Vaccination against cysticercosis and hydatid disease

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Show simple item record Lightowlers, MW Flisser, A Gauci, CG Heath, DD Jensen, O Rolfe, R 2011-12-07T13:59:55Z 2014-01-28T15:16:56Z 2011-12-07T13:59:55Z 2014-01-28T15:16:56Z 2000
dc.identifier.citation Lightowlers, MW; Flisser, A; Gauci, CG; Heath, DD; Jensen, O; Rolfe, R. (2000). Vaccination against cysticercosis and hydatid disease. Parasitology Today, 16(5), 191-196.
dc.identifier.issn 0169-4758
dc.identifier.uri 10.1016/S0169-4758(99)01633-6
dc.description.abstract Infections with the larval stages of taeniid cestode parasites cause substantial human morbidity as well as economic losses in domestic livestock species. Despite ongoing efforts around the world, few countries have been able substantially to reduce or eradicate these infections through the use of anthelmintics and lifestyle changes. Vaccines offer an additional potential tool to assist with the control of parasite transmission. Here, Marshall Lightowlers and colleagues review the substantial progress that has been made towards developing practical vaccines against hydatid disease in sheep and cysticercosis in sheep and cattle. Recombinant antigens have been used to induce more than 90% protection against challenge infections. Such success in animals encourages investigation of the potential use of vaccines in humans to prevent hydatid disease arising from infection with Echinococcus granulosus and cysticercosis from infection with Taerua solium.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Parasitology Today
dc.subject.classification 644
dc.title Vaccination against cysticercosis and hydatid disease
dc.type Article
dc.relation.index WoS

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