Experimental infection model for Taenia solium cysticercosis in swine

Manuela Verástegui, Armando González, Robert H. Gilman, César Gavidia, Néstor Falcón, Teresa Bernal, Hector Hugo Garcia

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A novel method for infecting pigs with Taenia solium using an intramuscular innoculum of oncospheres was investigated in a series of five experiments in 18 animals. The model is simple to perform, requires a minimal number of oncospheres, permits multiple infections per animal, and decreases the variation inherent in oral infection models. This intramuscular oncosphere assay (IMOA) may provide a valuable tool to evaluate therapeutic agents or potential vaccines for cysticercosis. Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)33-44
Number of pages12
JournalVeterinary Parasitology
StatePublished - 20 Dec 2000


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