Seroprevalence of Taenia solium antibodies in a cohort of Bolivian immigrants in Italy

Andrea Angheben, Dora Buonfrate, Lorenzo Zammarchi, Marianne Strohmeyer, Federico Gobbi, Monica Degani, Mariella Anselmi, Valentina Marchese, Alessandro Bartoloni, Zeno Bisoffi

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Abstract

We conducted a retrospective study aimed at estimating the seroprevalence of anti-cysticercus antibodies in a Bolivian community settled in Italy. Seroprevalence of 9% was found, testing 495 sera with immunoblot. This study contributes to outline the epidemiological scenario of cysticercosis in immigrants living in Europe.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-109
Number of pages3
JournalActa Tropica
Volume185
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2018

Keywords

  • Bolivia
  • Cysticercosis
  • Immigrants
  • Italy
  • Seroprevalence
  • Taenia solium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • veterinary (miscalleneous)
  • Insect Science
  • Infectious Diseases

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