Porcine cysticercosis is a zoonotic parasitic disease caused by Cysticercus cellulosae, the larval stage of the tapeworm Taenia solium. Cysticercosis is endemic in Peru with a high prevalence in the mountains, jungle and the northern coast; however, there is scarce information about its presence in Lima. The objective of the present study was to determine the seroprevalence of porcine cysticercosis in the expansion area of the Porcine Park "Pampas de los Perros" in Ventanilla district, Callao. A total of 299 serum samples collected from pigs in sectors A, B, C, D and E of the expansion area of the Porcine Park were tested by the Western Blot test. The corrected seroprevalence was 19 ± 4%, and the real prevalence obtained through a stochastic simulation beta binomial test was 7%. There was a significant statistical difference (p<0.05) between animals older than 12 months and the other age groups (<4,4-8, and >8-12 months), but none between sectors or sex. Animals older than 12 months of age and sectors A and B were found to be risk factors by the logistic regression test for the presence of cysticercosis in pigs (p<0.05).
|Translated title of the contribution
|Prevalence of porcine cysticercosis in the expansion of the Porcine Park "Pampas de los Perros" in Ventanilla, Callao
|Number of pages
|Revista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
|Published - 2005
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