Prevalence of porcine cysticercosis and associated risk factors in smallholder pig production systems in Mbeya region, southern highlands of Tanzania.

@article{Komba2013PrevalenceOP,
  title={Prevalence of porcine cysticercosis and associated risk factors in smallholder pig production systems in Mbeya region, southern highlands of Tanzania.},
  author={Erick Vitus Gabriel Komba and Eliakunda Casmir Kimbi and Helena Aminiel Ngowi and Sharadhuli Iddi Kimera and James E. D. Mlangwa and Faustin Paul Lekule and Chummy Sikalizyo Sikasunge and Arve Lee Willingham and Maria Vang Johansen and Stig Milan Thamsborg},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2013},
  volume={198 3-4},
  pages={284-91}
}
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 production communities. The present study was conducted to determine prevalence and associated risk factors for PC in smallholder pig production systems in Mbeya region, the major pig rearing region of Tanzania. A cross-sectional survey employing a random sample of 300 pig keepers from 30 villages of Mbozi and Mbeya… CONTINUE READING

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