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3rd International Congress on PARASITES OF WILDLIFE, Kruger National Park, South Africa, 24 – 27 September 2017

Apart from interesting presentations about the parasites of wildlife to stimulate the mind, delegates can relax in the tranquillity of the park and enjoy its wildlife. It will be the perfect opportunity to,strengthen existing friendships and collaborations and forge new
ones.




Evidence for a permanent presence of schistosomiasis in Corsica, France, summer 2015 

A case of acute schistosomiasis was  acquired in Corsica after bathing in the Cavu River during the summer of 2015. The diagnosis was made following epidemiological, laboratory and serological assessments. After a previous outbreak of urogenital schistosomiasis during the summer of 2013, when more than 120 infections were diagnosed, this further case indicates transmission was still effective in 2015, thus suggesting a permanent presence of schistosomiasis in Corsica.



WC Campbell, graduate from Trinity College, Dublin is one of the recipient of the Medicine Nobel prize 2015

 

Jean Dupouy-Camet, president of the EFP, sent him a letter of congratulations:

In the name of all European Parasitologists, I want to congratulate you for this well-deserved and supreme award in Medicine. Just a few parasitologists were awarded a Nobel Prize and you are following the paths opened by Ross & Laveran more a century ago.  You are a great example for all European parasitologists and it is a huge recognition of a whole life devoted to Science. Very few Nobel prizes were awarded to Irish people and you are the first in Medicine! Indeed, the discovery of ivermectin has been a fundamental breakthrough in the treatment and disappearance of river blindness and millions or African people have been liberated from this awful disease because of your discovery.  At the European Federation of Parasitologists we are particularly eager to attract young scientists to study parasites and we hope that they will be inspired by your extraordinary scientific life and, most important, by your great kindness and humility..."

William C Campbell answered:

I write to thank you, in your capacity as President of EFP, for the very warm and welcome letter conveying the  congratulations of the Federation.  Please convey my gratitude to the members.  (I apologize for this informal means of communication.  I have no secretary and am swamped with all my new activities.). Best regards”.






A new organization !


The mission of the International Association for Food and Waterborne Parasitology (IAFWP) is to promote and facilitate research and collaboration among those who are interested in food and waterborne parasitology for the generation and exchange information in order to advance public health parasitology, and to foster the application of such knowledge into approaches, methods, guidelines, recommendations and other outputs for use by standard-setting bodies, regulatory authorities, food producers, consumers and other stakeholders in reducing the global burden of parasites transmitted by food or water.

A new journal !  "Food and Waterborne Parasitology"
Published on behalf of the International Association for Food and Waterborne Parasitology

Editor-in-Chief: Alvin Gajadhar

http://www.journals.elsevier.com/food-and-waterborne-parasitology


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EFP NEWS letters (see bottom of the page for downloads)


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 HERACLES a European colloborative project  for  Echinococcosis


HERACLES (Human cystic Echinococcosis ReseArch in Central and Eastern Socities)  is designed to provide new insights into parasite/host relationship associated with the epidemiology, clinical manifestation, parasite infectivity, host immunity, improvement of therapeutic treatment and new tools for the detection, diagnosis and follow-up of CE. HERACLES will translate the research results into affordable and easy-to-use, point-of-care commercial tools (POC-LOC) for its use in less favored Eastern European countries (EEC) affected by CE. We will deliver a methodology and an amount of data, exploitable in new diagnostic tools for epidemiological surveillance in animals, and diagnosis and follow up in humans. Moreover, the European Registry of Cystic Echinococcosis (ERCE) will be created to provide baseline data for future risk calculations and to establish a prospective case retrieval.

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