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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.
Enemark, Heidi
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.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/9784
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