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Helminth diseases Projects

From country level to a pan-European perspective: A co-ordinated approach to controlling cystic echinococcosis

Project Number
: 509102
: 48 months
EC contribution
: € 422,783
: Specific Targeted Research Projects (STREP) and Coordination Actions (CA) for Mediterranean Partner Countries (MPC)
: Helminth diseases
Starting date
: 01/07/2004


Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a major regionally relevant communicable disease in the whole Mediterraneanregion and among migrants to the EU. Its public health importance is growing while surveillance, prevention, and clinical management are still far from satisfactory. In EU member states, CE is an orphan disease, and there is comparatively little experience with treatment. However, health services in EU partner countries are increasingly confronted with the clinical management of CE patients due to migration.
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