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Prevalence of Taenia Solium Cysticercosis in Pigs Entering the Food Chain in Western Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Thomas, Lian F.
dc.contributor.author Harrison, Leslie J. S.
dc.contributor.author Toye, Philip
dc.contributor.author Glanville, William Anson de
dc.contributor.author Cook, Elizabeth A. J.
dc.contributor.author Wamae, C.N.
dc.contributor.author Fevre, Eric M.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-25T12:12:55Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-25T12:12:55Z
dc.date.issued 2015-10
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/3871
dc.description Journal Article en_US
dc.description.abstract Three hundred forty-three pigs slaughtered and marketed in western Kenya were subjected to lingual examination and HP10 Ag-ELISA for the serological detection of Taenia solium antigen. When estimates were adjusted for the sensitivity and specificity of the diagnostic assays, prevalence of T. solium cysticercosis estimated by lingual exam and HP10 Ag-ELISA was between 34.4 % (95 % confidence interval (CI) 19.4–49.4 %) and 37.6 % (95 % CI 29.3–45.9 %), respectively. All pigs, however, were reported to have passed routine meat inspection. Since T. solium poses a serious threat to public health, these results, if confirmed, indicate that the introduction of control strategies may be appropriate to ensure the safety of pork production in this region. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Open Access to Springerlink en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Trop Anim Health Prod48(1) 233-8;
dc.subject Taenia solium en_US
dc.subject Cysticercosis en_US
dc.subject Zoonotic en_US
dc.subject Epidemiology en_US
dc.subject Public health en_US
dc.subject Kenya en_US
dc.title Prevalence of Taenia Solium Cysticercosis in Pigs Entering the Food Chain in Western Kenya en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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