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Prevalence of porcine cysticercosis and associated risk factors in Homa Bay District, Kenya

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Veterinary Research, December 2012
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Title
Prevalence of porcine cysticercosis and associated risk factors in Homa Bay District, Kenya
Published in
BMC Veterinary Research, December 2012
DOI 10.1186/1746-6148-8-234
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Authors

Eshitera EE, Githigia SM, Kitala P, Thomas LF, Fèvre EM, Harrison LJ, Mwihia EW, Otieno RO, Ojiambo F, Maingi N, Eshitera, E.E., Githigia, S.M., Kitala, P., Thomas, L.F., Fèvre, E.M., Harrison, L.J., Mwihia, E.W., Otieno, R.O., Ojiambo, F., Maingi, N., Eric E Eshitera, Samuel M Githigia, Philip Kitala, Lian F Thomas, Eric M Fèvre, Leslie JS Harrison, Evalyn W Mwihia, Richard O Otieno, Fred Ojiambo, Ndichu Maingi, Fèvre, Eric M.

Abstract

Taenia solium is an important zoonosis in many developing countries. Cysticercosis poses a serious public health risk and leads to economic losses to the pig production industry. Due to scarcity of data on the epidemiology of porcine cysticercosis in Kenya, the present study was conducted to determine the prevalence and risk factors for porcine cysticercosis within Homa Bay district. A cross-sectional survey was carried out in 2010, and a total of 392 pigs were recruited in a household survey, with all being tested by ante-mortem lingual palpation (together with questionnaire data on pig production, occurrence and transmission of porcine cysticercosis, risk factors and awareness of porcine cysticercosis collected from the households from which pigs were sampled). Sufficient serum was collected from 232 of the pigs to be tested for the presence of circulating parasite antigen using a monoclonal antibody-based sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (Ag-ELISA).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 2 2%
United States 2 2%
Ecuador 1 1%
Kenya 1 1%
India 1 1%
Ghana 1 1%
Unknown 90 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 22 22%
Researcher 15 15%
Student > Postgraduate 9 9%
Lecturer 9 9%
Student > Bachelor 9 9%
Other 21 21%
Unknown 13 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 24 24%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 20 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 18 18%
Social Sciences 4 4%
Environmental Science 3 3%
Other 11 11%
Unknown 18 18%

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#5,938,085
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#29
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