The Global Burden of Disease of Zoonotic Parasitic Diseases: Top 5 Contenders for Priority Consideration.

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TitleThe Global Burden of Disease of Zoonotic Parasitic Diseases: Top 5 Contenders for Priority Consideration.
Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsPisarski K
Abbrev. JournalTrop Med Infect Dis
JournalTropical medicine and infectious disease
Year of Publication2019
Volume4
Issue1
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsBurden of Disease, Cryptosporidiosis, Leishmaniasis, Lymphatic filariasis (LF), Neglected tropical diseases (NDTs), Nematode Infections, Parasites, Shistosomiasis, Zoonoses
Abstract

With the rise of global migration, international trade, and global environmental challenges such as climate change, it is not surprising that the interactions between humans and other animals are shifting. Salient infectious diseases, such as malaria and HIV (which have high burdens of disease), attract sophisticated public health frameworks and funding from global/regional organisations, such as the WHO. This unfortunately detracts attention from the many emerging zoonoses that fall under the radar as neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). This review considers the available literature and the attribution of burden of disease to the most insidious NTDs and recommends which five are deserving of policy prioritisation. In line with WHO analyses of NTDs, intestinal nematode infections, leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis, and lymphatic filariasis should be prioritised, as well as the burden of disease of cryptosporidiosis, which is largely underestimated. Both monitoring and treatment/prevention control methods for cryptosporidiosis are suggested and explored.

PubMed URL

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30832380?dopt=Abstract

DOI10.3390/tropicalmed4010044
Link to full texthttps://www.mdpi.com/2414-6366/4/1/44