Human health and economic impact of neurocysticercosis in Uganda

Last updated on 12-1-2022 by Brecht Devleesschauwer

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Objective Neurocysticercosis (NCC), caused by the pork tapeworm Taenia solium, is a major cause of acquired epilepsy in endemic regions. The Republic of Uganda, one of the great-lakes nations in East Africa, has undergone major strives of political instability in the past century, impeding control of T. solium and other foodborne diseases. Building on data on the epidemiology of NCC, we aimed to assess the health and economic impact of NCC-associated epilepsy and headache in Uganda. Methods We used DisMod II to generate an internally consistent, complete and age-stratified set…

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