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Pork consumption habits and occurrence of trichinellosis and cysticercosis in communities of Southern Laos

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Abstract

Parasitic pork borne diseases (PPBD) are of major public health importance globally. FAO/WHO recently listed the ´Top Ten´ food-borne parasites of global concern, which included cysticercosis and trichinellosis, both expected to be endemic in Laos. While some study exists for Northern Laos updated information for Southern provinces is lacking. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of cysticercosis and trichinellosis in pigs and humans and related risk factors in communities of Champasak province, Laos.

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Keosengthong A. & Meunsen D. & Unger F. & Nguyen H. & Keonam K. & Changleuxai P. & Suthammavong P. & Lacksivy T. & Putthana V., (2019) “Pork consumption habits and occurrence of trichinellosis and cysticercosis in communities of Southern Laos”, Safe Pork 13(1). p.63. doi: https://doi.org//safepork.11152