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Assessing the zoonotic potential of Ascaris suum and Trichuris suis: looking to the future from an analysis of the past.

Nejsum, P, Betson, Martha, Bendall, R P, Thamsborg, S M and Stothard, J.R. (2012) 'Assessing the zoonotic potential of Ascaris suum and Trichuris suis: looking to the future from an analysis of the past.'. Journal of Helminthology, Vol 86, Issue 2, pp. 148-155.

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Abstract

The two geohelminths, Ascaris lumbricoides and Trichuris trichiura, infect more than a billion people worldwide but are only reported sporadically in the developed part of the world. In contrast, the closely related species A. suum and T. suis in pigs have a truly global distribution, with infected pigs found in most production systems. In areas where pigs and humans live in close proximity or where pig manure is used as fertilizer on vegetables for human consumption, there is a potential risk of cross-infections. We therefore review this relationship between Ascaris and Trichuris in the human and pig host, with special focus on recent evidence concerning the zoonotic potential of these parasites, and identify some open questions for future research.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QX Parasitology > Helminths. Annelida > QX 200 Helminths
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 850 Nematode infections (General)
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 860 Trichuriasis. Oxyuriasis
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 870 Ascariasis
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 950 Zoonoses (General)
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Disease Control Strategy Group
Groups (2002 - 2012) > Molecular & Biochemical Parasitology Group
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022149X12000193
Depositing User: Mary Creegan
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2013 11:16
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:05
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/3251

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