Giardia and Cryptosporidium join the ‘Neglected Diseases Initiative’

Giardia and Cryptosporidium are ubiquitous enteric protozoan pathogens that infect humans, domestic animals and wildlife worldwide

L. Savioli; H. Smith; A. Thompson

2006

Scholarcy highlights

  • Giardia and Cryptosporidium are ubiquitous enteric protozoan pathogens that infect humans, domestic animals and wildlife worldwide
  • All diseases included in the WHO Neglected Diseases Initiative have a common link with poverty and, as the current view is to take a comprehensive approach to all these diseases, both Giardia and Cryptosporidium were included in 2004
  • Our current state of knowledge of Giardia and Cryptosporidium is summarized here, and some important questions are raised that need to be addressed if control strategies are to be effective
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  • Et al Role of CD8+ and CD4+ T lymphocytes in jejunal mucosal injury during murine giardiasis.Infect
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