Low prevalence of cysticercosis and Trichinella infection in pigs in rural Cambodia
Cysticercosis and Trichinella spp. infection are parasitic zoonoses prevalent among pigs in southeast Asia, where pork is the most important source of meat. In rural Cambodia, many pigs are raised extensively in family backyards and information regarding the prevalence in rural small-scale pig production is very limited.
This study was therefore conducted in four provinces in northeastern Cambodia to determine the seroprevalence of porcine cysticercosis and Trichinella spp. infection in rural villages, and to identify possible risk factors.