Taenia solium taeniasis/cysticercosis in Papua, Indonesia in 2001: Detection of human worm carriers

S. S. Margono, A. Ito, M. O. Sato, M. Okamoto, Rizal Subahar, H. Yamasaki, A. Hamid, T. Wandra, W. H. Purba, K. Nakaya, M. Ito, P. S. Craig, T. Suroso

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Abstract

A preliminary study to detect human worm carriers of Taenia solium in Papua (Irian Jaya), Indonesia was carried out using stool examinations for the detection of copro-antigens and adult proglottids after chemotherapy, and confirmation by mitochondrial DNA analysis using expelled proglottids and metacestodes developed in NOD/Shi-scid mice from eggs of expelled proglottids. Approximately 8.6% of the local population in Kama (5/58), 1 km from the local capital city centre, Wamena, were confirmed to harbour adult T. solium using these techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-42
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Helminthology
Volume77
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2003

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