2003
DOI: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2003.09.019
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Taeniosis–cysticercosis in man and animals in the Sierra of Northern Ecuador

Abstract: Taenia solium is endemic in the Andean region of Ecuador. The recent rediscovery of Taenia saginata in humans urges to reconsider some assumptions in relation to the epidemiology of the taeniosis/cysticercosis complex in this country.Therefore, data were compiled on the infection of both tapeworms in man and animals in Pichincha and Imbabura provinces in the Andean region, north of Quito. On post mortem inspection 3 out of 806 (0.37%) carcasses had T. saginata metacestodes, however, 35 sera out of 869 (4.03%) … Show more

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“…Taeniasis was detected in 1.46% of the human population by microscopic examination; which is slightly higher than the results from similar studies in the North of Ecuador (Rodriguez-Hidalgo et al 2003). However, all Taenia in this study were identified as T. solium whereas in the North only eight out of 29 worms collected were T. solium, the other 21 worms being identified as T. saginata.…”
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confidence: 84%
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“…Taeniasis was detected in 1.46% of the human population by microscopic examination; which is slightly higher than the results from similar studies in the North of Ecuador (Rodriguez-Hidalgo et al 2003). However, all Taenia in this study were identified as T. solium whereas in the North only eight out of 29 worms collected were T. solium, the other 21 worms being identified as T. saginata.…”
Section: Discussioncontrasting
confidence: 84%
“…These conditions are common in the Andes, including Ecuador, where T. solium infections are endemic. Rodriguez-Hidalgo et al (2003) carried out a survey in Imbabura, in the North of Ecuador where the temperate climatic conditions allow keeping pigs in farming conditions characterised by tethering or corralling. In this region, the prevalence of taeniasis and cysticercosis in humans was 1.05 and 5.11%, respectively.…”
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“…The seroprevalence of porcine cysticercosis recorded in this study by Ag-ELISA was similar to the 57.4% previously reported for a rural community in Venezuela ), the 56.6% reported for Zambia (Phiri et al 2003) and the 40.6-54.8% reported for South Africa (Krecek et al 2008) but higher than the 9.01% and 37.4% reported, respectively, for Ecuador and Bolivia (Rodríguez-Hidalgo et al 2003;Carrique-Mas et al 2001), the 11.0% and 27.7% reported in West Cameroon (Pouedet et al 2002;Shey-Njila et al 2003) or the 23.3% latterly reported in Zambia by Sikasunge et al 2008. As judged by the enzyme immunotransfer blot technique (EITB), seroprevalence for porcine cysticercosis of 5.2%, 35.0% and 29% (Sarti et al 1997;Rodriguez-Canul et al 1999;Widdowson et al 2000); 43.0%, 42.0-75.0% and 65.0% (Garcia et al 1999Moro et al 2003) and 3.2%, 4.4% and 23.5% (Sakai et al 2001) have been reported for, respectively, Mexico, Peru and Brazil.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 89%
“…Licea et al (2003) investigated cases of taeniasis and cysticercosis among food traders in a Mexican city and found 58 cases (50.4%) of intestinal parasites by investigating for eggs, but no cases of taeniasis. Rodríguez-Hidalgo et al (2003) were also unable to find any cases of taeniasis in an Ecuador population even though there were 30 cases (1.55%) of other intestinal parasites identified. Ramos Jr et al (2004) performed an epidemiological survey of cysticercosis and human taeniasis in João Costa County, Piauí, Brazil, using the same diagnostic method and identified 360 cases (51.4%) of intestinal parasites, from which only one (0.15) was taeniasis.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 82%