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Short communication: Four cases of Taenia saginata taeniasis in urban Venezuelan communities

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  15 March 2019

Glenda Rojas
Affiliation:
Dpto Clínico-Integral Escuela de Bioanalisis, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Carabobo, Maracay, Sede Aragua Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas “Dr. Francisco J. Triana Alonso”, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Carabobo, Maracay, Sede Aragua
Maria Martínez
Affiliation:
Dpto Parasitologia. Escuela de Medicina, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Carabobo, Maracay, Sede Aragua
Yeasiry Corrales
Affiliation:
Dpto Parasitologia. Escuela de Medicina, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Carabobo, Maracay, Sede Aragua
Victor Mijares
Affiliation:
Dpto Parasitologia. Escuela de Medicina, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Carabobo, Maracay, Sede Aragua
Luisa León
Affiliation:
Programa Nacional de Prevención y Control de Parasitosis Intestinales y Esquistosomosis, Dirección General de Salud Ambiental, Ministerio PPP la Salud, Maracay, Venezuela
Claudio Medina
Affiliation:
Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas “Dr. Francisco J. Triana Alonso”, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Carabobo, Maracay, Sede Aragua
Elizabeth Ferrer
Affiliation:
Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas “Dr. Francisco J. Triana Alonso”, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Carabobo, Maracay, Sede Aragua Dpto Parasitologia. Escuela de Medicina, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Carabobo, Maracay, Sede Aragua
R. Michael E. Parkhouse*
Affiliation:
Institute Gulbenkian de Ciência, Rua da Quinta Grande, 6, 2780-156 Oeiras, Portugal
Maria M. Cortéz*
Affiliation:
Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas “Dr. Francisco J. Triana Alonso”, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Carabobo, Maracay, Sede Aragua
*
Authors for correspondence: R.M.E. Parkhouse, E-mail: parkhous@igc.gulbenkian.pt and M. Milagros Cortez, E-mail: milacortez3@yahoo.com
Authors for correspondence: R.M.E. Parkhouse, E-mail: parkhous@igc.gulbenkian.pt and M. Milagros Cortez, E-mail: milacortez3@yahoo.com

Abstract

We report four cases of Taenia saginata taeniasis in different urban communities of Aragua state, Venezuela. After subsequent treatment with praziquantel and a saline purge, adult tapeworms were collected from all four patients and demonstrated to be T. saginata by morphological and molecular characterization. The finding of T. saginata in four distinct and separate urban municipalities of the Aragua state indicates the pertinence of rigorous meat inspection, and the importance of establishing parasite prevalence in human and bovine Venezuelan populations.

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