Cysticercosis

Cysticercosis

Cysticercosis is a preventable intestinal infection in humans and animals caused by the tapeworm Taenia solium (pork tapeworm). Human cysticercosisi can result in devastating effects on human health resulting in neurocysticercosis with blindness, convulsions, and epileptic seizures, and can be fatal. It is estimated to affect between 2.56 and 8.30 million people, based on the range of epilepsy prevalence data available (adapted from WHO, 2020).

Leptospirosis (Human)

Leptospirosis (Human)

Leptospirosis is an infectious disease caused by pathogenic Spirochaetes of the genus Leptospira. These bacteria called leptospires affect both humans and animals. Humans become infected through direct contact with the urine of infected animals or with a urinecontaminated environment. It is a zoonosis. Human-to-human transmission occurs only very rarely (adapted from WHO and ILS, 2003 and WHO, 2020).

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