Article published in Plos NTD

Article published in Plos NTD

Liz Paola Noguera Zayas, Simon Rüegg, Paul Torgerson: "The burden of zoonoses in Paraguay: A systematic review"

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The burden of zoonoses in Paraguay: A systematic review (plos.org)

Introduction

Underestimation of zoonoses is exacerbated in low and middle-income countries due mainly to inequalities with serious consequences in healthcare. This is difficult to gauge and reduce the impact of those diseases. Our study focuses on Paraguay, where the livestock industry is one of the major components of the country’s economy. Therefore, the rationale of this study was to develop a case study in Paraguay to estimate the dual impact of zoonotic diseases on both the human health and animal health sector and thus determine the societal burden of such diseases.