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A study of the interactions of human, pig, and the human pork tapeworm

By D. J. Nemeth

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The role of pigsty-privies on Cheju Island, South Korea, in the transmission of helminth parasites from pig to man is discussed with particular reference to Taenia solium. It appears that pigsty-privies reduce the incidence of intestinal nematode infections in the human population but not that of T. solium. It is suggested, however, that the prevalence of the more pathogenic "aberrant" infection (with cysticerci) is reduced, and the efficacy of the Korean government policy of cesspit construction for the control of intestinal parasites of man is questioned.

Date 1989
Publication Title Anthrozoos
Volume 3
Issue 1
Pages 4-13
ISBN/ISSN 0892-7936
Author Address Department of Geography, University of Toledo, 2801 West Bancroft Street, Toledo, OH 43606, USA.
Additional Language English
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  1. Asia
  2. Developed countries
  3. Epidemiology
  4. Health services
  5. Humans
  6. Invertebrates
  7. Livestock
  8. Mammals
  9. OECD countries
  10. Parasites
  11. peer-reviewed
  12. Primates
  13. Public health
  14. South Korea
  15. Swine
  16. tapeworms
  17. Threshold Countries
  18. Zoonoses
  1. peer-reviewed