Prevention and Control of Hydatidosis at Local Level: South American Initiative for the Control and Surveillance of Cystic Echinococcosis/Hydatidosis
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[Foreword]. This Guide was prepared to promote an update of the advances, challenges and perspectives of processes for the control, elimination, diagnosis and treatment of echinococcosis/hydatidosis in South American countries and is intended for managers and technicians from health and agriculture ministries, in charge of surveillance and control programs for hydatidosis. It is also aimed at all health professionals, students, teachers and educators from schools and other educational institutions.
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Introduction | 7 Epidemiology | 9 Distribution in the Americas | 14 Levels of Hydatidosis Prevention | 17 Primary prevention | 19 Health education | 20 Activities at local level | 20 Information and education strategies | 21 Interrupting the transmission cycle | 23 Dog deworming | 23 Vaccination of sheep | 25 Development of Health infrastructure | 26 Management of canine populations in endemic areas | 27 Epidemiological surveillance: Baseline and impact studies | 28 In dogs | 29 In sheep | 32 In humans | 33 Secondary prevention | 34 Timely diagnosis | 34 Case classification | 34 Diagnosis of hydatidosis | 36 Ultrasound in Hydatidosis | 36 Early diagnosis of Hydatidosis | 37 Conducting population-based surveys | 38 Monitoring of patients and their contacts | 39 Tertiary prevention | 40 Treatment | 40 Biosafety | 43 South American Initiative | 47 References | 53
Category of PAHO Strategic Plan 2014-2019
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