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Prevalence and Financial Losses Associated with Porcine Cysticercosis in the Kumasi Metropolis of Ghana

Joseph Atawalna, Shaibu Ewura and Marlon Mensah.

Abstract
The overall prevalence of Porcine Cysticercosis (PCC) in the Kumasi Metropolis was 2.31%. The estimated direct annual financial losses due to PCC was 104,528.11 Ghana Cedis. The incidence of PCC can be minimised by confined rearing of pigs and proper disposal of human excreta.

Key words: porcine, prevalence, financial, loss, cysticercosis



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