Prevalence of Taenia solium cysticercosis in swine from a community-based study in 21 villages of the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

@article{Krecek2008PrevalenceOT,
  title={Prevalence of Taenia solium cysticercosis in swine from a community-based study in 21 villages of the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.},
  author={Rosina Claudia Krecek and Lynne Margaret Michael and Peter Mullineaux Schantz and Lulama Ntanjana and Michael Smith and Pierre Dorny and Leslie J. S. Harrison and Felix Grimm and Nicolas Praet and Arve Lee Willingham},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2008},
  volume={154 1-2},
  pages={38-47}
}
The pork tapeworm, Taenia solium, causative organism of porcine cysticercosis and human neurocysticercosis is known to occur in areas of South Africa including Eastern Cape Province but, despite increasing reports of its occurrence throughout the subregion, the prevalence is yet to be clearly established. The parasite presents a potentially serious agricultural problem and public health risk in endemic areas. The human populations considered to be at highest risk of infection with this zoonotic… CONTINUE READING
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