Meat-Borne Parasites a Health Hazard Concern in the Sudan: A Review
Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Volume 4, Issue 6, November 2016, Pages: 103-107
Received: Dec. 1, 2016; Accepted: Dec. 19, 2016; Published: Jan. 21, 2017
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Ghada Hassan Abdelnabi, Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Khartoum, Khartoum North, Sudan
Shawgi Mohamed Hassan, Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Khartoum, Khartoum North, Sudan
Atif Elamin Abdelgadir, Veterinary Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Khartoum, Khartoum North, Sudan
Elgailani Ali Elamin, Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Khartoum, Khartoum North, Sudan
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Food-borne diseases in general have received more attention in the last decade, but little attention has been paid to parasitic food-borne infections. This is probably due to the fact that they are not associated with acute illness as bacterial and viral infections do. In the Sudan, the most important parasitic meat-borne infections are Taenia saginata, Toxoplasma gondii, Sarcocystis spp., Linguatula serrata and fish infection with trematode metacercaria. Control measures used in the country to prevent infection with these parasites are through inspecting meat in slaughterhouses for cysticercosis. Toxoplasma and Sarcocystsis infections are not considered during routine meat inspection due to lack of techniques for detection of these infections. Prevalence of infection with these parasites in humans and livestock in all States of Sudan is not available. Methods for routine diagnosis, monitoring or recording of these infections are inadequate, or not existing, in most of the laboratories. Studies are required to establish seroprevalence in livestock and humans. There is an urgent need to monitor and control meat-borne parasites using new technologies such as serological and molecular techniques, health education and vaccination. Researchers are urged to participate and establish innovative ways and means to control these diseases.
Meat-Borne, Parasites, Zoonosis, Sudan
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Ghada Hassan Abdelnabi, Shawgi Mohamed Hassan, Atif Elamin Abdelgadir, Elgailani Ali Elamin, Meat-Borne Parasites a Health Hazard Concern in the Sudan: A Review, Animal and Veterinary Sciences. Vol. 4, No. 6, 2016, pp. 103-107. doi: 10.11648/j.avs.20160406.14
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