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Trends Parasitol. 2008 Apr;24(4):190-6. doi: 10.1016/j.pt.2008.01.001. Epub 2008 Mar 7.

Food-borne parasitic zoonoses in China: perspective for control.

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Department of Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, South China Agricultural University, 483 Wushan Street, Tianhe District, Guangzhou 510642, Guangdong Province, The People's Republic of China.

Abstract

Food-borne parasitic zoonoses (FBPZs) cause death and serious diseases in humans and animals worldwide, and are of both public health significance and socioeconomic importance. The FBPZ problem is severe in mainland China, where approximately 150 million people are suffering from FBPZs and more people are at risk. Here, the current status of the FBPZ problem in mainland China is reviewed and strategies and measures for effective control of FBPZs are proposed. Major parasitic zoonoses transmitted through consumption of infected or contaminated meat, fish, plants and/or water will be discussed.

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10.1016/j.pt.2008.01.001
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