Asian taeniasis

Parasitic Diseases, Cestodes (Tapeworms)

Animals Involved

Domestic and wild pigs, occasionally cattle, goats, monkeys are intermediate hosts; people are definitive hosts

Known Distributions

Asia

Probable Means of Spreading

Ingestion of undercooked animal products, usually visceral organs such as liver and lung

Clinical Manifestations in People

Vague abdominal complaints and proglottid passage; anal pruritus; possible that ingestion of eggs may be followed by larval migration and disseminated disease (uncertain/controversial)

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See Also:

Beef tapeworm disease

Parasitic Diseases, Cestodes (Tapeworms)