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Failure to prioritise control measures responsible for deaths caused by parasites, says EFSA

Data needed on other parasites to fill knowledge gaps

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Human deaths from Cystic Echinococcosis (CE) or hydatid disease caused by Echinococcus granulosus (a form of tapeworm), is down to failure to prioritise control measures for this preventable disease, rather than the knowledge gaps that exist for other parasites, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) concludes in a new opinion.

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