Evaluating Urban Taeniasis as a Threat to Cysticercosis Elimination in Northern Peru
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine And Hygiene
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.
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Fernandez, L., Gamboa, R., Vilchez, P., Pray, I., Beam, M., Garvey, B., … For The Cysticercosis Working Group In Peru. (2019). Evaluating Urban Taeniasis as a Threat to Cysticercosis Elimination in Northern Peru. The American Journal Of Tropical Medicine And Hygiene, 100(1), 140–142. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.18-0767