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Geographic Correlation between Tapeworm Carriers and Heavily Infected Cysticercotic Pigs

  • Seth E. O'Neal mail,

    oneals@ohsu.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America

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  • Luz M. Moyano,

    Affiliation: Cysticercosis Elimination Program and Center for Global Heath Tumbes, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Tumbes, Peru

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  • Viterbo Ayvar,

    Affiliation: Cysticercosis Elimination Program and Center for Global Heath Tumbes, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Tumbes, Peru

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  • Guillermo Gonzalvez,

    Affiliation: Cysticercosis Elimination Program and Center for Global Heath Tumbes, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Tumbes, Peru

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  • Andre Diaz,

    Affiliation: Cysticercosis Elimination Program and Center for Global Heath Tumbes, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Tumbes, Peru

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  • Silvia Rodriguez,

    Affiliation: Instituto de Ciencias Neurológicas, Lima, Peru

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  • Patricia P. Wilkins,

    Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Victor C. W. Tsang,

    Affiliation: Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Robert H. Gilman,

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology, School of Sciences, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Hector H. Garcia,

    Affiliations: Cysticercosis Elimination Program and Center for Global Heath Tumbes, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Tumbes, Peru, Instituto de Ciencias Neurológicas, Lima, Peru, Department of Microbiology, School of Sciences, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru

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  • Armando E. Gonzalez, for The Cysticercosis Working Group in Peru

    Affiliation: School of Veterinary Medicine, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru

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  • Published: December 20, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001953

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Excellent findings and discussion

Posted by mcgama88 on 30 Dec 2012 at 05:01 GMT

This work directly impacts the future, not of the afflicted, but of the youth. Clearly, the careful assessment of bio markers is needed and the efforts to streamline and continue assay.....superb indeed.
While half a world away, the article is remarkable in presenting research avenues. Have the zoonoosis been adequately sequenced?
Have the available like protein residues been considered for monoclonial format?
Have vet implants toward species in slow release formulary been considered?
Does the team have adequate funding?

No competing interests declared.