Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Diagnosis and Therapy

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Editorial - Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Diagnosis and Therapy (2021) Volume 6, Issue 4

Porcine cysticercosis: An infection in mozambique.

Porcine cysticercosis is a pig illness caused by the larval stage of the tapeworm Taenia solium, which causes taeniosis in humans. In many impoverished nations, Taenia solium is a major zoonosis. Cysticercosis is a significant public health threat that also costs the pig industry a lot of money. The current study was undertaken to assess the incidence and risk factors for swine cysticercosis in Mozambique since data on the epidemiology of porcine cysticercosis in the country is limited. A total of 661 pigs were tested serologically and inspected by tongue examination between September and November 2007. A monoclonal antibody-based sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was used to detect circulating parasite antigen in serum samples. The illness is widespread in pigs from many poor nations across the world, posing a severe public health threat and causing huge economic losses in the swine industry.

Author(s): Shawn Kruger

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