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Trends Parasitol. 2015 Nov;31(11):527-530. doi: 10.1016/j.pt.2015.09.005.

The Burden of Livestock Parasites on the Poor.

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1
Department of Environmental Sciences and Program in Population Biology, Ecology and Evolution, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA; Department of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA. Electronic address: rist.dvm@gmail.com.
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Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; PIVOT, Boston, MA, USA.
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Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
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Department of Environmental Sciences and Program in Population Biology, Ecology and Evolution, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA; Department of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA; PIVOT, Boston, MA, USA.
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Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; PIVOT, Boston, MA, USA; Department of Earth Systems Science, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA.

Abstract

Parasitic diseases of humans and livestock are ubiquitous in the developing world and have substantial impacts on human wellbeing. For the estimated one billion people living in poverty who rely on livestock for their livelihoods, parasites steal valuable nutritional resources through multiple pathways. This diversion of nutrients ultimately contributes to chronic malnutrition, greater human disease burdens, and decreased productivity of both humans and livestock.

PMID:
26604161
DOI:
10.1016/j.pt.2015.09.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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