Porcine Cysticercosis is a serious zoonotic disease prevalent in many parts of the world especially in developing countries, where sanitation remains a challenge. It causes 30% of human epilepsy cases in the developing world.

A GALVmed-led project in Eastern Uganda is expected to significantly reduce cases of Porcine Cysticercosis in pigs and break the cycle of infection to humans. Already the project is eliciting some positive response from farmers whose pigs have been vaccinated and de-wormed using a vaccine and a dewormer developed in collaboration with our partners Indian Immunologicals Ltd, MCI Sante Animal and the University of Melbourne.

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Watch our video on controlling porcine cysticercosis in Udaipur, Nepal