Epidemiology and economic impact of bovine cysticercosis and taeniosis caused by Taenia saginata in northeastern Spain (Catalonia).

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Parasites & vectors, ISSN: 1756-3305, Vol: 11, Issue: 1, Page: 376

Publication Year:
2018
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PMID:
29954438
DOI:
10.1186/s13071-018-2931-4
Author(s):
Laranjo-González, Minerva; Devleesschauwer, Brecht; Jansen, Famke; Dorny, Pierre; Dupuy, Céline; Requena-Méndez, Ana; Allepuz, Alberto
Publisher(s):
Springer Nature
Tags:
Immunology and Microbiology; Medicine
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article description
In Catalonia (north-eastern Spain), Taenia saginata has been described in cattle but its occurrence in humans is unclear. Moreover, whether cattle acquired the infection in Catalonia or outside Catalonia and its economic impact have not been investigated. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence and spatial distribution of bovine cysticercosis in Catalonia (2008-2015), and the burden from T. saginata upon the animal and human sectors in Catalonia (2013-2015).