Title

Evaluating Urban Taeniasis as a Threat to Cysticercosis Elimination in Northern Peru

Publication Title

The American Journal of Tropical Medicine And Hygiene

Document Type

Citation

Publication Date

1-9-2019

Abstract

Reintroduction of Taenia solium into a region in Peru where it had been eliminated prompted evaluation of the possibility of reintroduction from an urban reservoir of taeniasis. In a cross-sectional study of an adjacent urban area, we found low prevalence of taeniasis (4/1,621; 0.25%), suggesting minimal risk of parasite reintroduction into rural areas through this route.

Description

© The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

DOI

10.4269/ajtmh.18-0767

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/28007

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