A hyperendemic focus of porcine cystic echinococcosis in the Banke District of Nepal
Meritxell Donadeu, Charles G Gauci, Ishab Poudel, Keshav Sah, Dinesh Kumar Singh, Abdul Jabbar, Marshall W Lightowlers
Acta Tropica | ELSEVIER | Published : 2020
Detailed post mortem analyses of 68 free-ranging, slaughter-age pigs from two sites in the Banke District of Nepal identified 36% as being infected with Echinococcus granulosus. The cysts ranged from infertile, immature cysts a few millimetres in diameter to fertile cysts >10 cm in diameter. PCR RFLP and DNA sequencing identified the cysts as being E. granulosus sensu stricto. The Banke district has recently been identified as having a high prevalence of porcine cysticercosis. These data suggest that cestode zoonoses in this, and possibly other parts of Nepal may be a serious concern for human health. An assessment of the level of human cystic echinococcosis and neurocysticercosis, in the re..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council
Funding is acknowledged from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council grant GTN1105448 (MWL) (https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/).The funder had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.