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Exploring the interface between diagnostics and maps of neglected parasitic diseases

  • LAURA RINALDI (a1) and GIUSEPPE CRINGOLI (a1)

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Although not new, the ‘One Health’ concept is gaining progressively more importance in parasitology. Now more than ever, veterinary and human perspectives should be closely joined in diagnosis and surveillance of neglected parasitic diseases. We argue that concerted, standardized and harmonized diagnostic and surveillance strategies are needed for the control and/or elimination of animal and human neglected parasitic infections. A key challenge is to integrate parasitological data with available geospatial methods in an accessible and user-friendly framework. We discuss the capability of new diagnostic devices (e.g. Mini-FLOTAC) and geospatial technologies supported by mobile- and electronic-based approaches as one of the research priorities of the new millennium.

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*Corresponding author: Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Productions, University of Naples Federico II, Via Della Veterinaria 1, 80137 Napoli, Italy. E-mail: lrinaldi@unina.it

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