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Parasitología latinoamericana

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DE ARRUDA PINTO, PAULO SÉRGIO et al. Cysticercosis occurrence and sanitary risks in groups of inspected and non-inspected swine in Brazil. Parasitol. latinoam. [online]. 2002, vol.57, n.3-4, pp. 129-133. ISSN 0717-7712.

A sero-epidemiological study of swine cysticercosis was carried out in 628 swine slaughtered at seven locations in Brazil. 322 of these animals were inspected by approved meat inspectors at three locations and 306 animals were slaughtered at four different locations and were not inspected. Non-inspected swine (prevalence 16,3%) were 5,5 times more likely to be seropositive than inspected swine (3,4%) (p < 0,0001). The results of this study provide information to further understand the epidemiology of cysticercosis in Brazil

Palabras clave : Swine cysticercosis; meat inspection; prevalence; public health.

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