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Pig-farming systems and porcine cysticercosis in the north of Cameroon

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Show simple item record Assana, E. Amadou, F. Thys, E. Lightowlers, M. W. Zoli, A. P. Dorny, P. Geerts, S. 2010-11-18T08:27:07Z 2010-11-18T08:27:07Z 2010
dc.identifier.issn 0022-149X
dc.identifier.other ITG-A1B
dc.identifier.other ITG-A3A
dc.identifier.other ITG-A6A
dc.identifier.other ITG-ALA
dc.identifier.other ANIMAL
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dc.identifier.other Abstract
dc.identifier.other UPD27
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dc.description.abstract A survey was conducted in 150 households owning 1756 pigs in the rural areas of Mayo-Danay division in the north of Cameroon. A questionnaire survey was carried out to collect information on the pig-farming system and to identify potential risk factors for Taenia solium cysticercosis infection in pigs. Blood samples were collected from 398 pigs with the aim of estimating the seroprevalence of T. solium cysticercosis. The results showed that 90.7% of the pigs are free roaming during the dry season and that 42.7% of households keeping pigs in the rural areas have no latrine facility. Seventy-six per cent of the interviewed pig owners confirmed that members of the household used open-field defecation. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for antigen and antibody detection showed an apparent prevalence of cysticercosis of 24.6% and 32.2%, respectively. A Bayesian approach, using the conditional dependence between the two diagnostic tests, indicated that the true seroprevalence of cysticercosis in Mayo-Danay was 26.6%. Binary logistic regression analysis indicated that a lack of knowledge of the taeniasis-cysticercosis complex and the absence of a pig pen in the household were associated with pig cysticercosis en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Helminthic diseases en
dc.subject Animal diseases en
dc.subject Taeniasis en
dc.subject Neurocysticercosis en
dc.subject Taenia solium en
dc.subject Cestodes en
dc.subject Hosts en
dc.subject Pigs en
dc.subject Farming systems en
dc.subject Animal husbandry en
dc.subject Farmers en
dc.subject Roaming en
dc.subject Sanitation en
dc.subject Latrines en
dc.subject Hygiene en
dc.subject Seroprevalence en
dc.subject Detection en
dc.subject Ag-ELISA en
dc.subject Risk factors en
dc.subject Cameroon en
dc.subject Africa, Central en
dc.title Pig-farming systems and porcine cysticercosis in the north of Cameroon en
dc.type Article en
dc.citation.issue 4 en
dc.citation.jtitle Journal of Helminthology en
dc.citation.volume 84 en
dc.citation.pages 441-446 en
dc.citation.jabbreviation J Helminthol en

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