Seroprevalence of cysticercosis in an Orthodox Jewish community.

  title={Seroprevalence of cysticercosis in an Orthodox Jewish community.},
  author={Anne C Moore and Larry I. Lutwick and Peter Mullineaux Schantz and Joseph Pilcher and Marianna Wilson and Allen W. Hightower and Edward K. Chapnick and Elfatih I. Abter and Jana R Grossman and Justin Fried},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={53 5},
Neurocysticercosis cases were identified in 1991 in an Orthodox Jewish community. Transmission was linked to tapeworm-infected immigrant housekeepers from countries where Taenia solium is endemic. To evaluate the extent of and risks for locally acquired cysticercosis, a seroprevalence survey was conducted in 9% of the households in this community. Cysticercosis antibodies were detected in 23 (1.3%) of 1,789 persons from 612 families. All 23 seropositive persons were asymptomatic, and no… CONTINUE READING