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Table 2 Reported occurrence of taeniosis in southern and eastern Africa: coproAg-ELISA studies

From: Epidemiology of Taenia saginata taeniosis/cysticercosis: a systematic review of the distribution in southern and eastern Africa

Country Study period People tested People positive Prevalence (%)
95% CI
Species identification Group studied Reference
Kenya 1/2007-4/2007 204 12 5.9 (3.1–10.0) Ya District inhabitants [78]
Kenya 8/2010-7/2012 2113 na 19.7 (16.7–22.7) N Mixed-farming community [26]
Kenya na 691 na 1.9 (na) N Slaughterhouse workers [79]
Zambia 2006 190 5 2.6 (0.9–6.0) Ya Pupils primary schools [78]
Zambia 8/2009;10/2010 817 1 0.12 (0.003–0.68) Yb Consenting villagers [25]
  1. aResults based on coproAg-ELISA, specific for T. saginata
  2. bResults based on coproAg-ELISA with coproPCR (T. saginata specific) confirmation
  3. Abbreviations: CI, confidence interval; na, not available