TAENIA solium cysticercosis in Eastern and Southern Africa: An emerging problem in agriculture and public health

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  • H. A. Ngowi
  • I. K. Phiri
  • S. Afonso
  • E. Matenga
  • M. E. Boa
  • S. Mukaratirwa
  • S. Githigia
  • M. Saimo
  • C. Sikasunge
  • N. Maingi
  • G. W. Lubega
  • A. Kassuku
  • L. Michael
  • S. Siziya
  • R. C. Krecek
  • E. Noormahomed
  • M. Vilhena
  • G. Nsengiyumva
  • A. Andriantsimahavandy
  • P. Dorny
  • A. L. Willingham

Pig production has increased tremendously in Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA), particularly in smallholder rural communities. The increase in pig production has mainly been due to land scarcity, increase in pork consumption in many areas including urban centers, and the recognition by many communities of the fast and greater return of the pig industry, compared with other domesticated livestock industries. Concurrent with the increase in smallholder pig keeping and pork consumption, there have been increasing reports of Taenia solium cysticercosis in pigs and humans in the ESA region, although the problems are under-recognized by all levels in many ESA countries. Having recognizing this, scientists researching T. solium in ESA formed a regional cysticercosis working group (CWGESA) to increase awareness of the problem and enable effective and sustainable control of T. solium. This article summarizes the status of T. solium infections in humans and pigs in the ESA countries and highlights the formation and progress of the CWGESA.

TidsskriftSoutheast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
Udgave nummerSUPPL. 1
Sider (fra-til)266-270
Antal sider5
StatusUdgivet - 1 dec. 2004
Eksternt udgivetJa

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