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Taenia solium is believed to be widely endemic across most of Latin America. However, there is little information readily available for Central America and the Caribbean basin. In a new study published in Parasites and Vectors, we mapped the occurrence of Taenia solium taeniosis/cysticercosis at national level within Central America and the Caribbean basin, the distribution of porcine cysticercosis at first-level administrative subdivision level (department level), and the porcine population at risk.

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