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Vol. 8, Special Issue 2, Part H (2024)

Prevalence and seroprevalence of cysticercosis in Assam

Author(s): PM Nath, K Roy, AG Barua, M Sarma and M Sarma
Abstract: A study on prevalence and seroprevalence of porcine cysticercosis was conducted for a period of one year in Morigaon district and its adjoining areas viz. Baropujia and Pachim Nagaon of Assam. A total of 368 pigs were examined, out of which, 4 (1.09%) were found positive for infection with porcine cysticercosis. Among the three places, highest prevalence was found at Baropujia with the prevalence rate of 1.60% and lowest in Morigaon with the prevalence rate of 0.75%. Age-wise prevalence study showed highest (2.06%) in the age group of 13-18 months. Breed-wise prevalence was found more in cross bred (1.16%) than in local breed (0.92%). For the seroprevalence of porcine cysticercosis in Morigaon district, Assam, a total of 181 pig serum samples were examined by indirect ELISA using RIDASCREEN® Taenia solium Ig Gkit (R-Biopharm AG, Germany). Out of 181 serum samples, 10 samples were found to be positive for antibody against porcine cysticercosis with the rate of 5.52%. Highest seroprevalence was recorded at Baropujia (8.77%) and lowest at Morigaon (3.08%). Age-wise seroprevalence study showed highest (9.09%) in the age group of 13-18 months. Breed-wise seroprevalence was found more in cross bred (5.74%) than in local breed (5.08%). Seroprevalence of Cysticercus cellulosae infection in male and female pig was found 5.08 and 6.35 percent respectively.
Pages: 613-616  |  103 Views  37 Downloads
How to cite this article:
PM Nath, K Roy, AG Barua, M Sarma, M Sarma. Prevalence and seroprevalence of cysticercosis in Assam. Int J Adv Biochem Res 2024;8(2S):613-616. DOI: 10.33545/26174693.2024.v8.i2Sh.658
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