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    Prevalence of human cysticercosis and taeniasis in rural Goa, India.

    Authors
    Vora SH, Motghare DD, Ferreira AM, et al. 
    Institution

    Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Goa Medical College, Bambolim, Goa, 403202, India.

    Source
    J Commun Dis 2008 Jun; 40(2) :147-50.
    Abstract

    A cross sectional study among 450 individuals selected by strafified random sampling was carried out in rural Goa to find out the prevalence of cysticercosis and taeniasis, as well as to study the role of various factors associated with this diseases. The study participants were administered a pre-tested structured questionnaire and subsequently blood and stool samples were examined. SPSS software was used to analyze the data statistically. The sero-prevalence of cysterosis was 22.4%, which increased with age. Prevalence of taeniasis was 9.7% by stool examination. Individuals with taeniasis were thrice more likely to have cysticercosis; however no association between sero-positivity for cysterosis and pork consumption as well as religion could be established. The study confirmed a high sero-prevalence of cysticercosis in Goa underscoring the need to general awareness about good cooking habits and sanitation.

    Mesh
    Aged
    Animals
    Antibodies, Helminth
    Blood
    Cysticercosis
    Cysticercus
    Feces
    Humans
    India
    Middle Aged
    Parasite Egg Count
    Prevalence
    Questionnaires
    Risk Factors
    Rural Population
    Swine
    Swine Diseases
    Taenia solium
    Taeniasis
    Language

    eng

    Pub Type(s)
    Journal Article
    PubMed ID

    19301700

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