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Volume 27, Number 9—September 2021

Geographically Targeted Interventions versus Mass Drug Administration to Control Taenia solium Cysticercosis, Peru

Seth E. O’NealComments to Author , Ian W. Pray, Percy Vilchez, Ricardo Gamboa, Claudio Muro, Luz Maria Moyano, Viterbo Ayvar, Cesar M. Gavidia, Robert H. Gilman, Armando E. Gonzalez, Hector H. Garcia, and for the Cysticercosis Working Group in Peru
Author affiliations: Oregon Health & Science University–Portland State University School of Public Health, Portland, Oregon, USA (S.E. O’Neal, I.W. Pray); Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru (S.E. O’Neal, P. Vilchez, R. Gamboa, C. Muro, L.M. Moyano, H.H. Garcia); Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima (V. Ayvar, C.M. Gavidia, A.E. Gonzalez); Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. (R.H. Gilman)

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Table 5

Taeniasis frequency and prevalence by study arm after 24 months of Taenia solium intervention, Peru

Study arm No. taeniasis cases No. stool samples tested Prevalence, %
Crude Adjusted* (95% CI)
Ring screening
Pig treatment 3 1,155 0.26 0.32 (0.07–1.45)
No pig treatment
0.89 (0.22–3.56)
Ring treatment
Pig treatment 14 1,107 1.26 0.55 (0.09–3.23)
No pig treatment
1.54 (0.37–6.51)
Mass treatment
Pig treatment 4 992 0.40 0.69 (0.16–2.86)
No pig treatment 4 985 0.41 0.46 (0.09–2.33)

*Adjusted for number of pigs in the village, baseline village seroprevalence, participant age, and the clustered study design.

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