Raymond 3-045 Friday 11:30 am
Macdonald Campus, McGill University

February 21st, 2019

Hélène Carabin Université de Montréal, St-Hyacinthe

Is the One Health approach applicable to the study of parasitic zoonoses of the brain?

Research on infection of the brain in the global context is challenging due to several reasons, notably the lack of diagnostic tools specific to infections of the brain and stigma still linked to several neurological and mental diseases. These challenges are even more marked when the goal is to demonstrate a zoonotic link to neurological or mental health problems. This presentation will illustrate if the recommended steps to establish an animal source of disease as well as develop and implement One Health interventions to mitigate the impact of zoonoses may be applied to parasitic infections of the brain, using neurocysticercosis in Burkina Faso as an example.