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Taenia solium taeniosis/cysticercosis and the co-distribution with schistosomiasis in Africa

Overview of attention for article published in Parasites & Vectors, January 2015
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Title
Taenia solium taeniosis/cysticercosis and the co-distribution with schistosomiasis in Africa
Published in
Parasites & Vectors, January 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13071-015-0938-7
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Authors

Uffe Braae, Christopher Saarnak, Samson Mukaratirwa, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Pascal Magnussen, Maria Johansen

Abstract

This study aimed to map the distribution of Taenia solium taeniosis/cysticercosis and the co-distribution with schistosomiasis in Africa. These two major neglected tropical diseases are presumed to be widely distributed in Africa, but currently the level of co-distribution is unclear. A literature search on T. solium taeniosis/cysticercosis was performed to compile all known studies on the presence of T. solium and apparent prevalence of taeniosis and porcine cysticercosis in Africa. Studies were geo-referenced using an online gazetteer. A Bayesian framework was used to combine the epidemiological data on the apparent prevalence with external information on test characteristics to estimate informed district-level prevalence of taeniosis and porcine cysticercosis. Districts with T. solium taeniosis/cysticercosis presence were cross-referenced with the Global Neglected Tropical Diseases Database for schistosomiasis presence. The search strategies identified 141 reports of T. solium in Africa from 1985 to 2014 from a total of 476 districts in 29 countries, 20 with porcine cysticercosis, 22 with human cysticercosis, and 16 with taeniosis, in addition to 2 countries identified from OIE reports. All 31 countries were considered, on national scale, to have co-distribution with schistosomiasis. Presence of both parasites was confirmed in 124 districts in 17 countries. The informed prevalence of taeniosis and porcine cysticercosis were estimated for 14 and 41 districts in 10 and 13 countries, respectively. With the paucity of data, T. solium infection is grossly under-reported and expected to be more widespread than this study suggests. In areas where co-distribution occurs there is a need for increased emphasis on evaluation of integrated intervention approaches for these two helminth infections and allocation of resources for evaluating the extent of adverse effects caused by mass drug administration.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Indonesia 1 1%
Ecuador 1 1%
Tanzania, United Republic of 1 1%
Switzerland 1 1%
Unknown 84 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 16 18%
Researcher 14 16%
Student > Postgraduate 11 13%
Student > Bachelor 11 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 9%
Other 18 20%
Unknown 10 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 23 26%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 16 18%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 15 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 6%
Social Sciences 4 5%
Other 11 13%
Unknown 14 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 January 2018.
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#1,900,304
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Outputs from Parasites & Vectors
#406
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#43,354
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Outputs of similar age from Parasites & Vectors
#11
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