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Parasitic zoonoses are common and widely distributed in the Southeast Asian region. However, the interactions between parasites, hosts and vectors are influenced by environmental, socio-cultural and livestock production changes that impact on the distribution, prevalence and severity of disease. In this review we provide an update on new knowledge in the context of ongoing changes for the food-borne pig associated zoonoses Taenia solium and Trichinella spp., the food-borne trematodes Opisthorchis viverrini and Clonorchis sinensis, the water-borne trematodes Schistosoma spp., the vector-borne zoonotic protozoa Plasmodium knowlesi and Leishmania spp. and the soil-borne zoonotic hookworm Ancylostoma ceylanicum. These various changes need to be considered when assessing or developing regional control programs or devising new research initiatives in a changing SE Asia.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.vetpar.2011.07.013

Type

Journal article

Journal

Vet Parasitol

Publication Date

24/11/2011

Volume

182

Pages

22 - 40

Keywords

Animals, Asia, Southeastern, Food Parasitology, Helminthiasis, Humans, Protozoan Infections, Soil, Water, Zoonoses