Molecular methods for diagnosis of Zoonotic Helminths: Can they be made accessible to the common Man?
|Department of Zoology, (W.B.E.S) West Bengal, India|
|*Corresponding Author :||Debraj Biswal
Assistant Professor of Zoology (W.B.E.S)
Chandernagore College, Hooghly
Pin: 712136, West Bengal, India
E-mail: [email protected]
|Rec date: Mar 21, 2016; Acc date: Mar 25, 2016; Pub date: Mar 28, 2016|
|Citation: Biswal D (2016) Molecular Methods for Diagnosis of Zoonotic Helminths: Can They Be Made Accessible to the Common Man?. Adv Genet Eng 5:149. doi:10.4172/2169-0111.1000149|
|Copyright: © 2016 Biswal D. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
Understanding the life cycle and pathogenesis of zoonotic helminths is extremely important because a majority of the infections are acquired from the livestock animals. These animals (including birds) live in close association with the human beings and serve as a reservoir of infections . Taenia solium cysticercosis is currently reported as an important re-emerging zoonosis and the development of sensitive and specific diagnostic tests are needed urgently.