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|Title: ||Occurence of Cryptosporidium spp. in low quality water and on vegetables in Kumasi, Ghana|
|Authors: ||Petersen, T. B.|
Petersen, H. H.
Abaidoo, R. C.
Dalsgaard, A. D.
|Issue Date: ||2014|
|Publisher: ||Danish Society for Parasitology|
|Citation: ||Petersen, T. B., Petersen, H. H., Abaidoo, R. C., Enemark, H., & Dalsgaard, A. D. (2014). Occurence of Cryptosporidium spp. in low quality water and on vegetables in Kumasi, Ghana. In DSP - Joint Spring Symposium 2014: Parasites in an ever changing world. (pp. 17). Danish Society for Parasitology.|
|Abstract: ||Neglected Tropical Diseases are a class of globally important infection that have been historically neglected
in terms of control and research. Recent efforts at control have been partially successful but could be
improved by developing a more holistic knowledge base of all factors that cause variation in transmission
and disease risk. One important component of this knowledge base will be an understanding of the
relationship between environmental change and transmission potential. Many NTDs are susceptible to
environmental (ecological) factors due to the presence of free-living life stages. Several infections have lifestages
that infect vectors and intermediate host which themselves are susceptible to environmental
factors. This presentation will demonstrate how the environment (including human behaviour and
residential location) affects the transmission of several NTDs within and between populations, over time
and space in the African context. Attention will be given to describing efforts to understand the impact of
environmental change on one parasite in particular – schistosomiasis – from the effects of El Nino on
intermediate host snails in a Kenya river system, via investigations of varying lake conditions and snail
survival in Uganda, to 30 year projections of schistosome transmission potential across East Africa under
different scenarios of global warming|
|Description: ||An article published by Petersen, T. B., Petersen, H. H., Abaidoo, R. C., Enemark, H., & Dalsgaard, A. D. (2014). Occurence of
Cryptosporidium spp. in low quality water and on vegetables in Kumasi, Ghana. In DSP - Joint Spring
Symposium 2014: Parasites in an ever changing world. (pp. 17). Danish Society for Parasitology.|
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