Evaluation of an antibody detecting point-of-care test for the diagnosis of Taenia solium taeniasis and (neuro)cysticercosis in communities and primary care settings of highly endemic, resource-poor areas in sub Saharan Africa, including capacity building

General information


Taenia solium taeniasis/cysticercosis (T/CC) is a neglected zoonotic parasitic disease complex with significant economic and public health impacts. Currently, there are no cheap, easy to apply, sensitive and specific diagnostic tools available for the detection of this parasite.
The lateral flow point-of-care (POC) test from CDC Atlanta that combines the diagnosis of (neuro)cysticercosis with the diagnosis of taeniasis, is a very promising candidate, and needs large scale evaluation of its performance for early (neuro)cysticercosis case- and tapeworm carrier detection and management.

The project started in September 2016 and will be running until August 2020.