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Title
Old focus of cysticercosis in a senegalese village revisited after half a century
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Abstract
The objective of this epidemiological study was to determine whether cysticercosis and especially neurocysticercosis is endemic in Soutou village about half a century after the 1962 outbreak. This study was carried out from September 2009 to February 2010. It involved a questionnaire administration, serology, treatment, coproscopy and neuro-imaging. Four hundred and three serum samples were collected from the village people, which covered 94% of the village population. By using a parallel combination of the antigen-detection ELISA and the enzyme-linked immunoelectrotransfer blot (EITB) a cysticercosis seroprevalence of 11.9% (95% CI: 8.915.4%) was found. Cerebral CT-scans showed that 23.3% (10/43) of the seropositives were affected by neurocysticercosis. Four out of these 43 (9.3%) were tapeworm carriers. Seropositivity was significantly associated to older age groups (4160 years old; p = 0.001 and 6191 years old; p = 0.028) and absence of a household toilet (p = 0.001). It can be concluded that Soutou village is an active focus of Taenia solium cysticercosis about 50 years after the first reported epidemic outbreak.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Acta tropica. - Basel
Publication
Basel : 2011
ISSN
0001-706X
Volume/pages
119:2/3(2011), p. 199-202
ISI
000293717200022
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 15.09.2011
Last edited 13.11.2017
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