Publication Date

January 2011

Abstract

The tapeworm Taenia solium has been identified as an important public health issue in Latin America, Asia and across much of Africa, although the nature of global travel and migration puts all countries at risk of infection. Ingestion by people of infective eggs or proglottids from a T. solium carrier, can result in the aberrant larval infection; cysticercosis, with a particularly high burden of disease being associated with infection of the central nervous system; neurocysticercosis. Understanding the risks associated pork production, preparation and consumption as is currently undertaken in many parts of the developing world is the first step to mitigation of such risks, ensuring a safe and viable pig industry in these countries and reducing the risk of parasite introduction to currently unaffected countries.

Book Title

50th International Conference on the Epidemiology and Control of Biological, Chemical and Physical Hazards in Pigs and Pork

Pages

149

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/safepork-180809-602

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Risk of T. solium Transmission from Pork Slaughtered in Western Kenya

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The tapeworm Taenia solium has been identified as an important public health issue in Latin America, Asia and across much of Africa, although the nature of global travel and migration puts all countries at risk of infection. Ingestion by people of infective eggs or proglottids from a T. solium carrier, can result in the aberrant larval infection; cysticercosis, with a particularly high burden of disease being associated with infection of the central nervous system; neurocysticercosis. Understanding the risks associated pork production, preparation and consumption as is currently undertaken in many parts of the developing world is the first step to mitigation of such risks, ensuring a safe and viable pig industry in these countries and reducing the risk of parasite introduction to currently unaffected countries.