Neurocysticercosis in Oregon, 1995-2000

John M. Townes, Christopher J. Hoffmann, Melvin A. Kohn

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The unexpected death of a teenager from neurocysticercosis prompted an investigation of this disease in Oregon. We found 89 hospitalizations, 43 newly diagnosed cases, and 6 deaths from 1995 to 2000. At least five cases occurred in persons who had not traveled or lived outside the United States. Enhanced surveillance for neurocysticercosis is warranted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)508-510
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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