Risk factors for Taenia saginata cysticercus infection in cattle in the United Kingdom: A farm-level case-control study and assessment of the role of movement history, age and sex.

@article{Marshall2016RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for Taenia saginata cysticercus infection in cattle in the United Kingdom: A farm-level case-control study and assessment of the role of movement history, age and sex.},
  author={Lewis R Marshall and Bhagyalakshmi Chengat Prakashbabu and Jorge Pinto Ferreira and Svetlana N Buzdugan and K. D. C. St{\"a}rk and Javier A. Guiti{\'a}n},
  journal={Preventive veterinary medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={135},
  pages={1-8}
}
Bovine cysticercosis is caused by Taenia saginata cysticercus, the larval stage of the human tapeworm Taenia saginata. Recent European initiatives have highlighted the poor sensitivity of current surveillance for this parasite in cattle at slaughter; calling for more targeted, risk based and cost effective methods of T. saginata cysticercus detection. The aim of this study was to provide evidence that could inform such improved meat inspection activities in the United Kingdom (UK). The study… CONTINUE READING
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