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Fight against neglected diseases sets sights on parasites transmitted by livestock

The Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) will research how efforts to combat the tapeworm infection cysticercosis can be integrated into existing prevention programmes.

LONDON -- A group at Imperial College London dedicated to eliminating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) has received $1.5 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve control of a disease passed to humans by pigs.

The Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) will research how efforts to combat the tapeworm infection cysticercosis can be integrated into existing prevention programmes.

To read the full press release, visit the Imperial College London web site.

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