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A cross-sectional study of Taenia solium in a multiple taeniid-endemic region reveals competition may be protective.

Abstract:

We conducted cross-sectional surveys for taeniasis and cysticercosis in humans, pigs, and dogs in four northern provinces of Laos. Human cysticercosis and taeniasis prevalence was 2.2% (95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.4-3.0%) and 8.4% (95% CI = 6.9-9.9%), respectively. Eating uncooked beef, being male, province of residence, age, and ethnicity were significant risk factors for taeniasis and only province of residence was a significant risk factor for cystiercosis. Thirty-five human tapeworms...

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10.4269/ajtmh.2012.11-0106

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Conlan, JV More by this author
Vongxay, K More by this author
Khamlome, B More by this author
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Journal:
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Volume:
87
Issue:
2
Pages:
281-291
Publication date:
2012-08-05
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EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
URN:
uuid:40653d0d-632b-4845-80dd-dcc5ddeb38c6
Source identifiers:
344166
Local pid:
pubs:344166

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