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Research Article

Taenia solium Infections in a Rural Area of Eastern Zambia-A Community Based Study

  • Kabemba E. Mwape,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia

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  • Isaac K. Phiri,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia

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  • Nicolas Praet,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Sciences, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • John B. Muma,

    Affiliation: Department of Disease Control, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia

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  • Gideon Zulu,

    Affiliation: Petauke District Hospital, Petauke, Zambia

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  • Peter Van den Bossche †,

    † Deceased.

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Sciences, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Reginald de Deken,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Sciences, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Niko Speybroeck,

    Affiliation: Institute of Health and Society, Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium

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  • Pierre Dorny,

    Affiliations: Department of Biomedical Sciences, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium, Laboratory of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

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  • Sarah Gabriël mail

    sgabriel@itg.be

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Sciences, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Published: March 27, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001594

About the Authors

Kabemba E. Mwape, Isaac K. Phiri
Department of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia
Nicolas Praet, Peter Van den Bossche, Reginald de Deken, Pierre Dorny, Sarah Gabriël
Department of Biomedical Sciences, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
John B. Muma
Department of Disease Control, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia
Gideon Zulu
Petauke District Hospital, Petauke, Zambia
Niko Speybroeck
Institute of Health and Society, Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
Pierre Dorny
Laboratory of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Corresponding Author

Email: sgabriel@itg.be

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KEM IKP PVdB PD SG. Performed the experiments: KEM JBM GZ SG. Analyzed the data: KEM NP RdD NS PD SG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NP RdD NS PD SG. Wrote the paper: KEM IKP NP JBM GZ RdD NS PD SG.