cyticercosis, ethiopia, prevalence, public health
T Tolosa. A Review On Bovine Cysticercosis In Ethiopia. The Internet Journal of Veterinary Medicine. 2009 Volume 8 Number 2.
The prevalence reports of cysticercosis in Ethiopia showed variable results with localities ranging from 3.1% in Central Ethiopia to 30% from different abattoirs in the country.
Bovine cysticercosis /
The World Health Organization (WHO, 1983) has classified the prevalence of
Taeniasis caused by
Status of Cysticercosis in Ethiopia
In Ethiopia, the rural communities mainly raise cattle under extensive husbandry practices. Existence of higher population density, raw meat consumption, low awareness, poor hygiene and sanitary infrastructures may facilitate transmission of the disease between animals and human beings in the rural areas. The prevalence reports of cysticercosis in Ethiopia showed variable results with localities. Relatively lower prevalence of 3.1% in Central Ethiopia (Tembo, 2001), 4.9% at Gondor (Dawit, 2004) and 7.5% in Addis Ababa (Nigatu, 2004) were reported. A prevalence of 5.9% out of 996 examined animals at slaughter at Asmara (Fuad Mohamed, 1986); 9.7% out of 1168 at Gonder meat factory (Amsalu, 1989)have been recorded; while others reported as high as 17.5% in East Shoa (Hailu, 2005), 21% at Nekemt (Ahmed, 1990), 26.25% at Awassa (Abunna