Evaluating urban taeniasis as a threat to cysticercosis elimination in northern Peru

Lauralee Fernandez, Ricardo Gamboa, Percy Vilchez, Ian Pray, Michelle Beam, Brian Garvey, Angela Spencer, Ruth Atto, Claudio Muro, Luz Maria Moyano, Hector H. Garcia, Seth O'Neal

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)140-142
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume100
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology

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    Fernandez, L., Gamboa, R., Vilchez, P., Pray, I., Beam, M., Garvey, B., Spencer, A., Atto, R., Muro, C., Moyano, L. M., Garcia, H. H., & O'Neal, S. (2019). Evaluating urban taeniasis as a threat to cysticercosis elimination in northern Peru. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 100(1), 140-142. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.18-0767