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Epidemiology of Taenia saginata taeniosis/cysticercosis: a systematic review of the distribution in East, Southeast and South Asia

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dc.contributor.author Eichenberger, R. M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Thomas, L. F. en_US
dc.contributor.author Gabriël, S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Bobic, B. en_US
dc.contributor.author Devleesschauwer, B. en_US
dc.contributor.author Robertson, L. J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Saratsis, A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Torgerson, P. R. en_US
dc.contributor.author Braae, U. C. en_US
dc.contributor.author Dermauw, V. en_US
dc.contributor.author Dorny, P. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-25T09:37:48Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-25T09:37:48Z
dc.date.issued 2020 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1756-3305 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-020-04095-1 en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-B10A; ITG-BLA; DBM; U-VHELM; JIF; DOI; CPDF; Abstract; ITMPUB; DSPACE68 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10390/10843
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND: Taenia saginata is an important zoonotic parasite, causing taeniosis in humans and cysticercosis in bovines, the latter being a significant concern for the global beef industry. Many countries in East, Southeast and South Asia are experiencing rapid economic growth, and an increasing number of people in these countries are dependent on the livestock industry. Currently, however, an overview of the prevalence of T. saginata in this region is lacking. In this review, we analysed the available literature on T. saginata taeniosis and bovine cysticercosis for East, Southeast and South Asia. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted, based on both published and grey literature. Articles published between 1990 and 2017 were mined for information on the occurrence, prevalence, and geographical distribution of T. saginata taeniosis and bovine cysticercosis in East, Southeast and South Asia. RESULTS: The presence of T. saginata was described in 15 of 27 countries of the region, including Afghanistan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam. The only country that reported an absence of T. saginata is Japan, although sporadic reports of imported cases and unconfirmed reports of autochthonous infections were identified. Nationwide surveys of taeniosis with systematic sample collection and high sample numbers were available for Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, and South Korea, although speciation of Taenia was not always performed. Regional prevalence of taeniosis and bovine cysticercosis in endemic regions ranged between 0.02-42.6%, and 0.76-46.7%, respectively. However, data for bovine cysticercosis were only available for five countries (Japan, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Pakistan and Vietnam). CONCLUSIONS: The data indicate a widespread occurrence of T. saginata throughout East, Southeast and South Asia. Identification of Taenia spp. in human infections was frequently not performed, leading to gaps in knowledge about the distribution of human tapeworm infections, mainly in regions where different human Taenia species co-occur. A high prevalence of T. saginata taeniosis and bovine cysticercosis may reflect insufficiencies in sanitation, limited health education standards, and insufficient food safety measures. Therefore, there is a need to improve local surveillance, notification, and overall control systems. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.uri http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32381027 en_US
dc.subject Review of the literature en_US
dc.subject Taeniasis en_US
dc.subject Taenia saginata en_US
dc.subject Cysticercosis en_US
dc.subject Helminthic diseases en_US
dc.subject Animal diseases en_US
dc.subject Zoonoses en_US
dc.subject Epidemiology en_US
dc.subject Asia-South en_US
dc.subject Asia-Southeast en_US
dc.title Epidemiology of Taenia saginata taeniosis/cysticercosis: a systematic review of the distribution in East, Southeast and South Asia en_US
dc.type Article-E en_US
dc.citation.issue 1 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Parasites and Vectors en_US
dc.citation.volume 13 en_US
dc.citation.pages 234 en_US
dc.citation.abbreviation Parasit Vectors en_US


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