Protecting Livestock. Improving Human Lives

Taenia solium from a community perspective: Preliminary costing data in the Katete and Sinda districts in Eastern Zambia

Author: Emma C. Hobbs, Kabemba E. Mwape, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Sarah Gabriël, Mwelwa Chembensofu, Moses Mambwe, Isaac K. Phiri, Maxwell Masuku, Gideon Zulu, Angela Colston, Arve Lee Willingham, Dirk Berkvens, Pierre Dorny, Emmanuel Bottieau, Niko Speybroeck

Year: 2018

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The tapeworm Taenia solium is endemic in Zambia, however its socioeconomic cost is unknown. During a large-scale interventional study conducted in Zambia, baseline economic costs of human and porcine T. solium infections were measured. preliminary costing data indicate that human and porcine T. solium infections substantially impact endemic areas of Eastern Zambia. A full socioeconomic burden assessment may enable improved T. solium management in sub-Saharan Africa.

Grant: PLSHL2

Subject Areas: Research and Development

Diseases: Porcine Cysticercosis


PC, Porcine Cysticercosis, Taenia solium


Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia

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