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Old focus of cysticercosis in a Senegalese village revisited after half a century

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Show simple item record Secka, A. Grimm, F. Marcotty, T. Geysen, D. Niang, A. M. Ngale, V. Boutche, L. Van Marck, E. Geerts, S. 2011-08-03T14:16:33Z 2011-08-03T14:16:33Z 2011
dc.identifier.issn 0001-706X
dc.identifier.other ITG-A3A
dc.identifier.other ITG-A4A
dc.identifier.other ITG-ALA
dc.identifier.other ANIMAL
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dc.identifier.other Abstract
dc.identifier.other UPD36
dc.description.abstract The objective of this epidemiological study was to determine whether cysticercosis and especially neurocysticercosis is endemic in Soutou village about half a century after the 1962 outbreak. This study was carried out from September 2009 to February 2010. It involved a questionnaire administration, serology, treatment, coproscopy and neuro-imaging. Four hundred and three serum samples were collected from the village people, which covered 94% of the village population. By using a parallel combination of the antigen-detection ELISA and the enzyme-linked immunoelectrotransfer blot (EITB) a cysticercosis seroprevalence of 11.9% (95% CI: 8.9-15.4%) was found. Cerebral CT-scans showed that 23.3% (10/43) of the seropositives were affected by neurocysticercosis. Four out of these 43 (9.3%) were tapeworm carriers. Seropositivity was significantly associated to older age groups (41-60 years old; p=0.001 and 61-91 years old; p=0.028) and absence of a household toilet (p=0.001). It can be concluded that Soutou village is an active focus of Taenia solium cysticercosis about 50 years after the first reported epidemic outbreak. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Helminthic diseases en
dc.subject Cysticercosis en
dc.subject Neurocysticercosis en
dc.subject Taenia solium en
dc.subject Epidemiology en
dc.subject Endemicity en
dc.subject Seroprevalence en
dc.subject Detection en
dc.subject ELISA en
dc.subject CT-scanning en
dc.subject Age en
dc.subject Latrines en
dc.subject Senegal en
dc.subject Africa, West en
dc.title Old focus of cysticercosis in a Senegalese village revisited after half a century en
dc.type Article en
dc.citation.issue 2-3 en
dc.citation.jtitle Acta Tropica en
dc.citation.volume 119 en
dc.citation.pages 199-202 en
dc.citation.jabbreviation Acta Trop en

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