Seroprevalence of Porcine Cysticercosis and Associated Risk Factors in Pigs Slaughtered in Abattoirs in Thika, Kiambu County, Kenya
作者: Purity Nguhiu Lucy Kamau Kelvin KinyuaPaul Matonge
刊名: Journal of Life Sciences, 2017, Vol.11 (7)
来源数据库: David Publishing Journal
DOI: 10.17265/1934-7391/2017.07.002
关键词: Abattoir surveillanceAntigen ELISAPork tapewormZoonozis.
原始语种摘要: Taenia solium is an important food-borne pathogen worldwide and is emerging as a serious public health risk in both rural and urban communities where pigs are raised and consumed. Adult tapeworms are found in the intestines of humans while the developmental larval forms occur in the muscles and organs constituting cysticercosis of pigs and humans. Cysticercosis has a worldwide distribution, mainly related to poor hygiene and sanitation and consumption of infected pork. Pigs get infected through consumption of food and contaminated with human faeces containg eggs. In recent years pork consumption has increased with the opening up of pork eating centres. Porcine cysticercosis has previously been reported in Kenya, however, there are scarce data on the occurrence of the disease, as well as...
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  • cysticercosis 囊虫病
  • tapeworm 绦虫
  • seropositive 血清反应阳性的
  • faeces 
  • consumption 消耗
  • inspection 检查
  • worldwide 世界的
  • previously 以前
  • infected 被感染
  • ELISA 酶联免疫吸收分析