Fighting Neurocysticercosis (NCC) disease in Sub-Saharan Africa

Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is a fatal zoonotic disease following ingestion of eggs of the
pork tapeworm, Taenia solium.
The eggs develop into larval forms (cysticerci) in various tissues, including those of the central
the nervous system, leading to NCC, mainly characterized by epileptic seizures.
Although NCC management guidelines have been published by the World Health Organization
(WHO), it is indicated that their uptake in national policies is very limited.

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