Infestation of man by the cestode in inermicapsifer madagascariensis in Lusaka, Zambia
The infestation of a child with the cestode Inermicapsifer madagascariensis is reported for the first time in Zambia. The criteria used in arriving at the species diagnosis are discussed. As the probable rodent reservoir hosts are widely distributed in the country, the infection in man is likely to be more common than hitherto recognized. Review of the case six months after treatment with Niclosamide(Yomesan) indicated that the chemotherapy was successful.
- Ministry of Health