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Prevalence of porcine cysticercosis in Vellore, South India

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Show simple item record Mohan, V. R. Tharmalingam, J. Muliyil, J. Oommen, A. Dorny, P. Vercruysse, J. Vedantam, R. 2013-05-24T10:45:47Z 2013-05-24T10:45:47Z 2013
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dc.identifier.other Abstract
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dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND: Porcine cysticercosis is acquired by pigs through consumption of human faeces containing Taenia solium ova and indicates the presence of active transmission of the parasite between pigs and humans. METHODS: The prevalence of porcine cysticercosis was assessed by an antigen ELISA and enzyme linked immunoelectrotransfer blot (EITB) for antibodies in rural and urban areas of southern India. RESULTS: Of the 112 porcine blood samples, 13 (11.6%) were positive for cysticercal antigens and the free-range pigs were 3.6 times more likely to be infected than the slaughtered pigs and 67 (59.8 %) tested positive for serum antibodies indicating high exposure to T. solium eggs. CONCLUSION: The high prevalence of porcine cysticercosis recorded in the study areas mandates public health measures, which includes meat inspection. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Helminthic diseases en
dc.subject Zoonoses en
dc.subject Neurocysticercosis en
dc.subject Epilepsy en
dc.subject Taenia solium en
dc.subject Pigs en
dc.subject Prevalence en
dc.subject ELISA en
dc.subject EITB en
dc.subject Enzyme-linked immunoelectrotransfer blot (EITB) en
dc.subject Antigens en
dc.subject Antibodies en
dc.subject India en
dc.subject Asia, South en
dc.title Prevalence of porcine cysticercosis in Vellore, South India en
dc.type Article en
dc.citation.issue 1 en
dc.citation.jtitle Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene en
dc.citation.volume 107 en
dc.citation.pages 62-64 en
dc.citation.jabbreviation Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg en

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