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Performance of Ag-ELISA in the diagnosis of Taenia solium cysticercosis in naturally infected pigs in Tanzania

Author: Mwemezi L. Kabululu, Maria V. Johansen, James E. D. Mlangwa, Ernatus M. Mkupasi, Uffe C. Braae, Chiara Trevisan, Angela Colston, Claudia Cordel, Marshall W. Lightowlers, Helena A. Ngowi

Year: 2020

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Taenia solium is a zoonotic parasite responsible for neurocysticercosis—a major cause of late-onset acquired epilepsy in humans. Lack of affordable, specific and sensitive diagnostic tools hampers control of the parasite. This study assessed the performance of an antigen detection enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (Ag-ELISA) in the diagnosis of viable T. solium cysticercosis in naturally infected slaughter-age pigs in an endemic area in Tanzania.

Grant: PLSHL2

Subject Areas: Research and Development

Diseases: Porcine Cysticercosis



Ag-ELISA, Diagnosis, Pigs, Taenia solium, Tanzania


Tanzania, United Republic Of

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