Taenia taeniaeformis

Taenia taeniaeformis

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Brief Summary

Although infection by the Pork Tapeworm (Taenia solium) is the primary cause of human cysticercosis, the larval stage of other Taenia species (including T. taeniaeformis) can infect humans in various sites of localization, including the brain, subcutaneous tissue, eye, or liver. (Centers for Disease Control Parasites and Health website)

Author(s): Shapiro, Leo
Rights holder(s): Shapiro, Leo