n South African Medical Journal - Report on one health approach : Risk Management for Neurocysticercosis workshop - 28th June 2013, Pretoria, South Africa : correspondence

Volume 103, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Neurocysticercosis is recognised globally as a major cause of secondary or acquired epilepsy. In southern Africa, it is said to be a common cause of juvenile epilepsy. The prevalence of cysticercosis in endemic areas of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa (SA) is estimated at 64.6% (Krecek et al. 2008), while that of neurocysticercosis is estimated at 61% (Ocana et al. 2009).

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