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Epidemiology of Taenia solium in Nepal: is it influenced by the social characteristics of the population and the presence of Taenia asiatica?

Brecht Devleesschauwer UGent, Arjun Aryal, Durga Datt Joshi, Suman Rijal, Jeevan Bahadur Sherchand, Nicolas Praet, Niko Speybroeck, Luc Duchateau UGent, Jozef Vercruysse UGent and Pierre Dorny UGent (2012) TROPICAL MEDICINE & INTERNATIONAL HEALTH. 17(8). p.1019-1022
abstract
The transmission of the zoonotic pork tapeworms Taenia solium and T. asiatica depends on a combination of specific risk factors, such as open defecation, backyard pig raising and the consumption of raw or undercooked pork and viscera. A community-based survey was conducted among 289 households in south–eastern Nepal to study the heterogeneity of these risk factor frequencies as a function of the social composition of the population. The frequency of open defecation, backyard pig raising and pork consumption differed significantly (P < 0.005) among the different coexisting caste and ethnic groups. In the same survey, the taeniosis prevalence was examined among the different groups. Tapeworm carriers were identified at a high prevalence among the Dum, one of the most disadvantaged communities of Nepal. A PCR-RFLP assay revealed that all collected tapeworm specimens were T. asiatica, a species thus far not known to occur in South Asia. These results can help to understand the epidemiology of T. solium in Nepal, which appears to be more complex than thought so far.
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Taenia asiatica, Taenia solium, social composition, Nepal, epidemiology, TRANSMISSION DYNAMICS, NORTH VIETNAM, CYSTICERCOSIS
journal title
TROPICAL MEDICINE & INTERNATIONAL HEALTH
Trop. Med. Int. Health
volume
17
issue
8
pages
1019 - 1022
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000306955700025
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TROPICAL MEDICINE
JCR impact factor
2.938 (2012)
JCR rank
3/21 (2012)
JCR quartile
1 (2012)
ISSN
1360-2276
DOI
10.1111/j.1365-3156.2012.03017.x
language
English
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A1
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2966036
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2966036
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2012-07-31 14:18:23
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  abstract     = {The transmission of the zoonotic pork tapeworms Taenia solium and T. asiatica depends on a combination of specific risk factors, such as open defecation, backyard pig raising and the consumption of raw or undercooked pork and viscera. A community-based survey was conducted among 289 households in south--eastern Nepal to study the heterogeneity of these risk factor frequencies as a function of the social composition of the population. The frequency of open defecation, backyard pig raising and pork consumption differed significantly (P {\textlangle} 0.005) among the different coexisting caste and ethnic groups. In the same survey, the taeniosis prevalence was examined among the different groups. Tapeworm carriers were identified at a high prevalence among the Dum, one of the most disadvantaged communities of Nepal. A PCR-RFLP assay revealed that all collected tapeworm specimens were T. asiatica, a species thus far not known to occur in South Asia. These results can help to understand the epidemiology of T. solium in Nepal, which appears to be more complex than thought so far.},
  author       = {Devleesschauwer, Brecht and Aryal, Arjun and Joshi, Durga Datt and Rijal, Suman and Sherchand, Jeevan Bahadur and Praet, Nicolas and Speybroeck, Niko and Duchateau, Luc and Vercruysse, Jozef and Dorny, Pierre},
  issn         = {1360-2276},
  journal      = {TROPICAL MEDICINE \& INTERNATIONAL HEALTH},
  keyword      = {Taenia asiatica,Taenia solium,social composition,Nepal,epidemiology,TRANSMISSION DYNAMICS,NORTH VIETNAM,CYSTICERCOSIS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {8},
  pages        = {1019--1022},
  title        = {Epidemiology of Taenia solium in Nepal: is it influenced by the social characteristics of the population and the presence of Taenia asiatica?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3156.2012.03017.x},
  volume       = {17},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Devleesschauwer, Brecht, Arjun Aryal, Durga Datt Joshi, Suman Rijal, Jeevan Bahadur Sherchand, Nicolas Praet, Niko Speybroeck, Luc Duchateau, Jozef Vercruysse, and Pierre Dorny. 2012. “Epidemiology of Taenia Solium in Nepal: Is It Influenced by the Social Characteristics of the Population and the Presence of Taenia Asiatica?” Tropical Medicine & International Health 17 (8): 1019–1022.
APA
Devleesschauwer, B., Aryal, A., Joshi, D. D., Rijal, S., Sherchand, J. B., Praet, N., Speybroeck, N., et al. (2012). Epidemiology of Taenia solium in Nepal: is it influenced by the social characteristics of the population and the presence of Taenia asiatica? TROPICAL MEDICINE & INTERNATIONAL HEALTH, 17(8), 1019–1022.
Vancouver
1.
Devleesschauwer B, Aryal A, Joshi DD, Rijal S, Sherchand JB, Praet N, et al. Epidemiology of Taenia solium in Nepal: is it influenced by the social characteristics of the population and the presence of Taenia asiatica? TROPICAL MEDICINE & INTERNATIONAL HEALTH. 2012;17(8):1019–22.
MLA
Devleesschauwer, Brecht, Arjun Aryal, Durga Datt Joshi, et al. “Epidemiology of Taenia Solium in Nepal: Is It Influenced by the Social Characteristics of the Population and the Presence of Taenia Asiatica?” TROPICAL MEDICINE & INTERNATIONAL HEALTH 17.8 (2012): 1019–1022. Print.