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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


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


HERACLES a European colloborative project for Echinococcosis

http://www.heracles-fp7.eu/index.html

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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