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Diagnostic dilemmas in helminthology: what tools to use and when?
Available data regarding the distribution, prevalence and severity of various diseases are based on the performance and operational characteristics of the diagnostic techniques applied; this is aExpand
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Prevalence and Risk Factors of Porcine Cysticercosis in Angónia District, Mozambique
Taenia solium is an important zoonosis in many developing countries. Cysticercosis poses a serious public health risk and incurs sizeable economic losses to pig production. Because data on theExpand
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Prevalence and Risk Factors Associated with Human Taenia Solium Infections in Mbozi District, Mbeya Region, Tanzania
Background Taenia solium cysticercosis/taeniosis is emerging as a serious public health and economic problem in many developing countries. This study was conducted to determine prevalence and riskExpand
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Prevalence of porcine cysticercosis and associated risk factors in smallholder pig production systems in Mbeya region, southern highlands of Tanzania.
Porcine cysticercosis (PC) caused by the larval stage of a zoonotic tapeworm Taenia solium, is known to pose serious economic losses and public health risk among smallholder pig productionExpand
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Taenia hydatigena cysticercosis in slaughtered pigs, goats, and sheep in Tanzania
Few studies have been carried out in Africa to estimate the prevalence of Taenia hydatigena. With the aim to determine the prevalence of T. hydatigena in slaughtered pigs and small ruminants (goatsExpand
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Evaluation of PCR based coprodiagnosis of human opisthorchiasis.
In this study, a recently developed PCR test for the detection of Opisthorchis viverrini in human faecal samples was evaluated using two parasitological methods as references. During a survey ofExpand
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Improving meat inspection and control in resource-poor communities: the Nepal example.
Meat is an important source of protein and a valuable commodity in resource-poor communities. In many developing countries, lack of appropriate slaughtering facilities and unsatisfactory slaughteringExpand
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Novel real-time PCr for detection of Schistosoma japonicum in stool.
Chemotherapy has been used on a large scale in countries where the blood fluke Schistosoma japonicum is endemic. This has led to a lower intensity of infections and consequently lower diagnosticExpand
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Use of RAPD for the detection of genetic variation in the human blood fluke, Schistosoma japonicum, from mainland China.
A random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) technique using 16 decamer oligonucleotide primers was employed to characterize isolates of Schistosoma japonicum from seven geographical locations (Sj1:Expand
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The societal cost of Taenia solium cysticercosis in Tanzania.
Taenia solium is a zoonotic parasite prevalent in many low income countries throughout Latin America, Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, including Tanzania. The parasite is recognized as a public healthExpand
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