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Modelling for Taenia solium control strategies beyond 2020

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Show simple item record Dixon, M. A. en_US Braae, U. C. en_US Winskill, P. en_US Devleesschauwer, B. en_US Trevisan, C. en_US Van Damme, I. en_US Walker, M. en_US Hamley, J. I. D. en_US Ramiandrasoa, S. N. en_US Schmidt, V. en_US Gabriël, S. en_US Harrison, W. en_US Basanez, M. G. en_US 2020-08-25T09:37:47Z 2020-08-25T09:37:47Z 2020 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0042-9686 en_US
dc.identifier.doi en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-B5A; DBM; U-VHELM; JIF; DOI; CPDF; PMC; Abstract; ITMPUB; DSPACE68 en_US
dc.description.abstract The cestode Taenia solium is responsible for a considerable cross-sectoral health and economic burden due to human neurocysticercosis and porcine cysticercosis. The 2012 World Health Organization (WHO) roadmap for neglected tropical diseases called for the development of a validated strategy for control of T. solium; however, such a strategy is not yet available. In 2019, WHO launched a global consultation aimed at refining the post-2020 targets for control of T. solium for a new roadmap for neglected tropical diseases. In response, two groups working on taeniasis and cysticercosis mathematical models (cystiSim and EPICYST models), together with a range of other stakeholders organized a workshop to provide technical input to the WHO consultation and develop a research plan to support efforts to achieve the post-2020 targets. The workshop led to the formation of a collaboration, CystiTeam, which aims to tackle the population biology, transmission dynamics, epidemiology and control of T. solium through mathematical modelling approaches. In this paper, we outline developments in T. solium control and in particular the use of modelling to help achieve post-2020 targets for control of T. solium. We discuss the steps involved in improving confidence in the predictive capacities of existing mathematical and computational models on T. solium transmission, including model comparison, refinement, calibration and validation. Expanding the CystiTeam partnership to other research groups and stakeholders, particularly those operating in different geographical and endemic areas, will enhance the prospects of improving the applicability of T. solium transmission models to inform taeniasis and cysticercosis control strategies. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.uri en_US
dc.subject Animal diseases en_US
dc.subject Zoonoses en_US
dc.subject Cysticercosis en_US
dc.subject Prevention and control en_US
dc.subject Transmission en_US
dc.subject Humans en_US
dc.subject Models-theoretical en_US
dc.subject Neurocysticercosis en_US
dc.subject Pigs en_US
dc.subject Taenia solium en_US
dc.subject Taeniasis en_US
dc.subject Helminthic diseases en_US
dc.title Modelling for Taenia solium control strategies beyond 2020 en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.citation.issue 3 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Bulletin of the World Health Organization en_US
dc.citation.volume 98 en_US
dc.citation.pages 198-205 en_US
dc.citation.abbreviation Bull World Health Organ en_US

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