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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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Show simple item record Eichenberger, R. M. en_US Thomas, L. F. en_US Gabriël, S. en_US Bobic, B. en_US Devleesschauwer, B. en_US Robertson, L. J. en_US Saratsis, A. en_US Torgerson, P. R. en_US Braae, U. C. en_US Dermauw, V. en_US Dorny, P. en_US 2020-08-25T09:37:48Z 2020-08-25T09:37:48Z 2020 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1756-3305 en_US
dc.identifier.doi en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-B10A; ITG-BLA; DBM; U-VHELM; JIF; DOI; CPDF; Abstract; ITMPUB; DSPACE68 en_US
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 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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