Mapping and modelling helminth infections in ruminants in Europe: Experience from GLOWORM

Laura Rinaldi*, Guy Hendrickx, Giuseppe Cringoli, Annibale Biggeri, Els Ducheyne, Dolores Catelan, Eric Morgan, Diana Williams, Johannes Charlier, Georg von Samson-Himmelstjerna, Jozef Vercruysse

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Abstract

Mapping and modelling helminth infections in cattle and sheep in Europe through advanced geospatial research was one of the main task of GLOWORM, a three year project (2012-2014) funded under the European Commission’s (EC) seventh framework programme (FP7). Liver flukes as Fasciola hepatica and gastrointestinal nematodes, such as Haemonchus contortus were chosen for the project since these parasites constitute a major cause of lost productivity in small and large ruminants. The output of the GLOWORM project delivered guidelines for standardized and harmonized cross-sectional surveys of helminth parasites in ruminants allowing the development of updated prevalence maps and multi-scale, spatial models for the European area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-259
Number of pages3
JournalGeospatial health
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2015

Keywords

  • Europe
  • Fasciola hepatica
  • Gloworm
  • Haemonchus contortus
  • Helminths
  • Mapping
  • Modelling
  • Ruminants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Health Policy

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    Rinaldi, L., Hendrickx, G., Cringoli, G., Biggeri, A., Ducheyne, E., Catelan, D., Morgan, E., Williams, D., Charlier, J., von Samson-Himmelstjerna, G., & Vercruysse, J. (2015). Mapping and modelling helminth infections in ruminants in Europe: Experience from GLOWORM. Geospatial health, 9(2), 257-259. https://doi.org/10.4081/gh.2015.347