Porcine cysticercosis is a zoonotic disease, which can lead to epilepsy in humans. A new vaccine and dewormer have been registered to counter the disease in pigs thereby stopping the cycle of transmission to humans. In Udaipur, Nepal, where vaccination projects were initiated, pig farmers are hopeful that not only will the vaccine and dewormer improve their health but also their economic outlook as pigs become healthier and sell for more.

The vaccine was developed by Professor Marshall Lightowlers of the University of Melbourne and is being distributed by our partner Indian Immunologicals Ltd. The dewormer is manufactured by our partner MCI Sante Animale in Morocco.

Further reading: First ever licenced vaccine against major cause of epilepsy in developing world