Assessing the burden of Taenia solium cysticercosis in Burundi, 2020

Last updated on 27-11-2022 by Brecht Devleesschauwer

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Background. Taenia solium cysticercosis is a zoonotic disease that is endemic in many low- and middle-income countries where risk factors for disease transmission are present. The economic impact of cysticercosis on public health and on the pig production sector is not well known in many of those countries, including Burundi. This study aimed at estimating the burden of T. solium cysticercosis in Burundi including data on humans and pigs. Methods. Epidemiological and economic data were collected from literature up to July 30, 2021 and governmental and non-governmental agencies. Direct an…

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