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Impact of Human Activities on Fasciolosis Transmission

Abstract : Fasciolosis is a worldwide disease caused by the liver fluke Fasciola spp. This food- and water-borne disease is a major public health and veterinary issue. It is currently (re)emerging in several regions mainly due to the rapid evolution of human activities. This article reviews the current knowledge of the impact of irrigation-system management, livestock management, and human diet and hygiene habits on the emergence of fasciolosis. We also identify the gaps in this knowledge and the possible solutions for limiting these impacts. Integrated control seems to be the most effective solution for controlling fasciolosis, because it enables monitoring, prevention, and rapid action in case of the (re)emergence of the disease.
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Emeline Sabourin, Pilar Alda, Antonio Vázquez, Sylvie Hurtrez-Boussès, Marion Vittecoq. Impact of Human Activities on Fasciolosis Transmission. Trends in Parasitology, Elsevier, 2018, 34 (10), pp.891-903. ⟨10.1016/j.pt.2018.08.004⟩. ⟨hal-01904691⟩

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