Yao-Acapovi Genevieve Lydie, Senin Claire Brice Valery, Naferima Koné and Sevidzem Silas Lendzele



Yao-Acapovi Genevieve Lydie1, Senin Claire Brice Valery2, Naferima Koné1 and    

Sevidzem Silas Lendzele3*


1Université Félix Houphouët Boigny, Laboratoire de Zoologie, 22 BP 582 Abidjan 22, Côte-d’Ivoire

2Société Ivoirienne d’Abattage et de Charcuterie, Département Hygiène et Santé Animale, 22 BP 1174 Abidjan 22, Côte d’Ivoire

3Ecole Doctorale des Grandes Ecoles (EDGE), Laboratoire d’Ecologie Vectorielle (LEV-IRET), BP: 13354, Libreville, Gabon.

*Corresponding author :; Tel:+237 656420010.


A R T I C L E  I N F O

Article Type: Short communication

Received: 03, Oct. 2019.

Accepted: 10, Oct. 2019.

Published: 10, Oct. 2019.




To ensures that pork meat from the Société Ivoirienne d’Abattage et de Charcuterie (SIVAC) is safe for the Côte d’Ivoire population, a thorough inspection is routinely carried out by veterinarians to identify infected individuals that are not fit for consumption. The examination is partly focused on important zoonotic parasitoses such as echinococcosis, distomatosis, and cysticercosis. The objective of this survey was to record the number of cases of three parasitoses (echinococcosis, distomatosis and cysticercosis) in organs (liver, lungs, kidneys, spleen and tongue) of slaughtered pigs in SIVAC abattoir located in Yogougon in Côte d’Ivoire from 2014 to 2018. The para-clinical inspection of the various organs of slaughtered pigs resulted in the overall prevalence of porcine echinococcosis, distomatosis, and cysticercosis of 9.36%, 1.34% and 0.18% respectively. The highest infection rate of all the identified zoonotic parasitoses occurred in the year 2014. Most cases of distomatosis, cysticercosis, and echinococcosis were isolated from the liver, tongue, and kidneys respectively. Echinococcosis was the most frequent zoonosis in slaughtered pigs during the five years inspection. Although cases from these zoonoses were low, their occurrence in pigs should not be neglected based on their potential danger to the public. Therefore, appropriate measures should be taken by competent authorities to control these diseases in pigs in Côte d’Ivoire.


Echinococcosis, Cysticercosis, Distomatosis, zoonosis, pigs, abattoir, Yopoungon- Côte d’Ivoire



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