Spatial distribution of Taenia solium exposure in humans and pigs in the Central Highlands of Vietnam
Ng-Nguyen Dinh, Rebecca Justine Traub, Thi Nguyen Van-Anh, Kathleen Breen, Mark Anthony Stevenson
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2018
BACKGROUND: Taenia solium, a pork-borne parasitic zoonosis, is the cause of taeniasis and cysticercosis in humans. In Vietnam, poor sanitation, the practice of outdoor defecation and consumption of raw/undercooked pork have been associated with infection/exposure to T. solium in both humans and pigs. The broad-scale geographic distribution of the prevalence of T. solium varies throughout the country with infection restricted to isolated foci in the north and a more sporadic geographic distribution in the Central Highlands and the south. While cross-sectional studies have allowed the broad-scale geographic distribution of T. solium to be described, details of the geographic distribution of T...View full abstract
This study is self-funded by RJT. DN received PhD scholarship from Australian Awards Scholarship (AAS), Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia and traveling support from the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, University of Melbourne.