Chinchilla laniger can be used as an experimental model for Taenia solium taeniasis.

  title={Chinchilla laniger can be used as an experimental model for Taenia solium taeniasis.},
  author={Pablo Maravilla and Adriana Garza-Rodr{\'i}guez and Benjam{\'i}n G{\'o}mez-D{\'i}az and Diego Emiliano Jimenez-Gonzalez and Elizabeth Toral-Bastida and Joel Mart{\'i}nez-Oca{\~n}a and Brett J West and Nadia Molina and Ramon Garcia-Cortes and Sim{\'o}n Kawa-Karasik and Mirza G Romero-Valdovinos and Guillermina Avila-Ram{\'i}rez and Ana Flisser},
  journal={Parasitology international},
  volume={60 4},
Chinchilla laniger has been reported as an experimental definitive host for Taenia solium; however no information about its suitability and yield of gravid tapeworm proglottids containing viable and infective eggs has been published. In total 55 outbred female chinchillas were infected with 4 cysticerci each; hosts were immunodeppressed with 6 or 8 mg of methyl-prednisolone acetate every 14 days starting the day of infection and their discomfort was followed. Kinetics of coproantigen ELISA or… CONTINUE READING
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