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Table 1 Preventive measures proposed for different types of endemicity regions for angiostrongyliasis

From: Spatial epidemiology in zoonotic parasitic diseases: insights gained at the 1st International Symposium on Geospatial Health in Lijiang, China, 2007

Degree of endemicity Preventive measures proposed
Hyper-endemic area Public health education and training of medical practitioners to strengthen market management and food-safety.
Introduction of a case-reporting system.
Meso-endemic area Strengthening of general surveillance with monitoring of markets, breeding farms and restaurants.
Hypo-endemic or potentially endemic areas Occasional sampling and surveys in suspected places