Taeniasis among refugees living on Thailand–Myanmar border, 2012

Ellen J. McCleery, Prapas Patchanee, Pornsawan Pongsopawijit, Sasisophin Chailangkarn, Saruda Tiwananthagorn, Papaspong Jongchansittoe, Anchalee Dantrakool, Nimit Morakote, Hnin Phyu, Patricia P. Wilkins, John C. Noh, Christina Phares, Seth O’Neal

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We tested refugee camp residents on the Thailand–Myanmar border for Taenia solium infection. Taeniasis prevalence was consistent with that for other disease-endemic regions, but seropositivity indicating T. solium taeniasis was rare. Seropositivity indicating cysticercosis was 5.5% in humans and 3.2% in pigs. Corralling pigs and providing latrines may control transmission of these tapeworms within this camp.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1824-1826
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number10
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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