Seroprevalence of Taenia saginata cysticercosis in the federal state of Lower Saxony in Germany

Abuseir, S.; Nagel-Kohl, U.; Probst, D.; Kuhne, M.; Epe, C.; Doherr, M.G.; Schnieder, T. (2010). Seroprevalence of Taenia saginata cysticercosis in the federal state of Lower Saxony in Germany. Berliner und Münchener tierärztliche Wochenschrift, 123(9-10), pp. 392-6. Hannover: Schlütersche 10.2376/0005-9366-123-392

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Based on ELISA results from randomly selected serum samples taken from 128 cattle from different administrative and urban districts in the federal state of Lower Saxony in Germany a seroprevalence estimate of Taenia saginata cysticercosis in this area was derived. This estimate was subsequently used to calculate the sample size required in an epidemiological study to determine the actual prevalence of this infection in the cattle population (n = 2 604 767) in this federal state. The sample size was calculated as 1518 and the samples were collected according to the distribution of cattle among the 48 administrative and urban districts in Lower Saxony. The samples were tested with an evaluated antibody ELISA. The results showed a positive antibody titre rate of 8.83% from the total tested samples.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Veterinary Public Health Institute

UniBE Contributor:

Doherr, Marcus

ISSN:

0005-9366

Publisher:

Schlütersche

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:36

Last Modified:

21 Jan 2014 15:05

Publisher DOI:

10.2376/0005-9366-123-392

Web of Science ID:

000281937400007

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/14365 (FactScience: 221327)

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