Taeniasis-Cysticercosis Status in Banti Village, Mimika, Papua


Helena Ullyartha Pangaribuan1
1)National Research and Innovation Agency, Jakarta
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2)Ministry of Health Republic Indonesia, Jakarta
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I Kadek Swastika3
3)Department of Parasitology Udayana University, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
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Darma Irawan4
4)PT Freeport Indonesia Hospital, Tembagapura, Papua, Indonesia
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Akira Ito5
5)Department of Parasitology Asahikawa Medical University, Hokkaido, Japan
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Background: In 2014, PT Freeport Indonesia Hospital in Tembagapura, Mimika, Papua, reported three neurocysticercosis (NCC) cases. Computed tomography (CT) of these cases show�ed multiple cystic lesions in the brain and leg. This study aimed to detect taeniasis and cysti�cercosis among the community in Banti village.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Banti village, Mimika, Papua, in November 2015. A sample of 132 local residents was selected study. The dependent variables were Taeniasis and Cysticercosis. Taeniasis was determined by Taeniasis spp eggs. Cysticercosis was determined by soil-transmitted helminth (STH) eggs using Kato Katz technique. The sample was screened for specific IgG. The sample was screened for Solium cysticercus by an enzyme-linked immunosorb�ent assay (ELISA). If Cysticercosis was suspected, the sample was examined by CT scan.

Results: CT scan showed three Cysticercosis cases. Serological analysis showed no Taenia egg. 60.6% (80/132) were infected with STH. 11.4% (15/132) showed high optical density (OD). Cysticercosis infection was associated with a culturally-practiced diet named \u201cBakar Batu\u201d.

Conclusion: Cysticercosis cases were detected among the local residents in Banti Village. It is associated with the practice of \u201cBakar Batu\u201d.

How to Cite

Taeniasis-Cysticercosis Status in Banti Village, Mimika, Papua. (2022). The International Conference on Public Health Proceeding, 7(01), 128. https://doi.org/10.26911/AB.ICPH.09.2022.128