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Table 2 Reported occurrence of bovine cysticercosis in West and Central Africa: reports based on meat inspection

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

Country Study period Data source n n+ % 95% CI Reference
Congo 06/1986–06/1987 Veterinary inspection records 3914 na 9.6 na [72]
Congo 07/1986–10/1988 Veterinary inspection records 333 na 10.5 na [72]
Congo 07/1986–10/1988 Veterinary inspection records 284 na 12.7 na [72]
Congo na Veterinary inspection records 73 na 1.4 na [72]
Congo na Veterinary inspection records 47 na 4.3 na [72]
Congo na Veterinary inspection records 35 na 14.3 na [72]
Nigeria 1985–1986 Veterinary inspection records 1221 0 0 0–0.3 [27]
Nigeria 1985–1986 Retail market inspection by investigators 358 27 7.5 5.2–10.8 [27]
Nigeria 11/1999–04/2002 Carcass inspection by investigators 5560 1,610 29.0 27.8–30.2 [28]a
Nigeria 11/1999–04/2002 Carcass inspection by investigators 20,240 5,140 25.4 24.8–26.0 [28]b
Nigeria 2005–2007 Veterinary inspection records 641,224 805 0.13 0.12–0.13 [73]
  1. aLocal breeds in rural areas
  2. bExotic breeds in urban areas
  3. Abbreviations: n, number of individuals tested; n+, number of positive individuals; CI, confidence interval; na, not available