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Diagnostics are central for a truly holistic approach against intestinal parasitic diseases

Harhay, M. O. and Horton, J. and Olliaro, P. L. and Utzinger, J.. (2011) Diagnostics are central for a truly holistic approach against intestinal parasitic diseases. International journal of infectious diseases : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases, Vol. 15, H. 2 , e76-e77.

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Abstract

This is a perspectives piece on the central role of diagnostics for a truly holistic approach against gastrointestinal (GI) parasitic diseases. This article was motivated by a recent review in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases, where Absar Alum and colleagues (September 2010) reviewed the global burden, key transmission pathways, current tools and strategies, and provided their vision of a holistic approach to control GI protozoan and helminthic infections in humans. We argue that, as the success of multiple rounds of national deworming campaigns are actualized in various parts of the world, diagnostics become vital to achieve successful elimination and to aid pharmacovigilance against emerging pathogen resistance to the limited deworming pharmacopoeia
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Eco System Health Sciences > Health Impact Assessment (Utzinger)
UniBasel Contributors:Utzinger, Jürg
Item Type:Article, refereed
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1201-9712
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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