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Background: Porcine cysticercosis is acquired by pigs through consumption of human faeces containing Taenia solium ova and indicates the presence of active transmission of the parasite between pigs and humans. Methods: The prevalence of porcine cysticercosis was assessed by an antigen ELISA and enzyme linked immunoelectrotransfer blot (EITB) for antibodies in rural and urban areas of southern India. Results: Of the 112 porcine blood samples, 13 (11.6%) were positive for cysticercal antigens and the free-range pigs were 3.6 times more likely to be infected than the slaughtered pigs and 67 (59.8 %) tested positive for serum antibodies indicating high exposure to T. solium eggs. Conclusion: The high prevalence of porcine cysticercosis recorded in the study areas mandates public health measures, which includes meat inspection.
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India, EXCRETORY-SECRETORY ANTIGENS, EITB, ELISA, Pig, Cysticercosis, Taenia solium, TAENIA-SOLIUM INFECTION, PIGS, NEUROCYSTICERCOSIS, DIAGNOSIS, ANTIBODY, ELISA, ASSAY, BLOT

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Mohan, Venkata Raghava, Jayaraman Tharmalingam, J Muliyil, A Oommen, Pierre Dorny, Jozef Vercruysse, and Rajshekhar Vedantam. 2013. “Prevalence of Porcine Cysticercosis in Vellore, South India.” Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 107 (1): 62–64.
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Mohan, V. R., Tharmalingam, J., Muliyil, J., Oommen, A., Dorny, P., Vercruysse, J., & Vedantam, R. (2013). Prevalence of porcine cysticercosis in Vellore, South India. TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, 107(1), 62–64.
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Mohan VR, Tharmalingam J, Muliyil J, Oommen A, Dorny P, Vercruysse J, et al. Prevalence of porcine cysticercosis in Vellore, South India. TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE. 2013;107(1):62–4.
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Mohan, Venkata Raghava, Jayaraman Tharmalingam, J Muliyil, et al. “Prevalence of Porcine Cysticercosis in Vellore, South India.” TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE 107.1 (2013): 62–64. Print.
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  abstract     = {Background: Porcine cysticercosis is acquired by pigs through consumption of human faeces containing Taenia solium ova and indicates the presence of active transmission of the parasite between pigs and humans.
Methods: The prevalence of porcine cysticercosis was assessed by an antigen ELISA and enzyme linked immunoelectrotransfer blot (EITB) for antibodies in rural and urban areas of southern India.
Results: Of the 112 porcine blood samples, 13 (11.6\%) were positive for cysticercal antigens and the free-range pigs were 3.6 times more likely to be infected than the slaughtered pigs and 67 (59.8 \%) tested positive for serum antibodies indicating high exposure to T. solium eggs.
Conclusion: The high prevalence of porcine cysticercosis recorded in the study areas mandates public health measures, which includes meat inspection.},
  author       = {Mohan, Venkata Raghava and Tharmalingam, Jayaraman and Muliyil, J and Oommen, A and Dorny, Pierre and Vercruysse, Jozef and Vedantam, Rajshekhar},
  issn         = {0035-9203},
  journal      = {TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE},
  keyword      = {India,EXCRETORY-SECRETORY ANTIGENS,EITB,ELISA,Pig,Cysticercosis,Taenia solium,TAENIA-SOLIUM INFECTION,PIGS,NEUROCYSTICERCOSIS,DIAGNOSIS,ANTIBODY,ELISA,ASSAY,BLOT},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {62--64},
  title        = {Prevalence of porcine cysticercosis in Vellore, South India},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/trstmh/trs003},
  volume       = {107},
  year         = {2013},
}

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