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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Cestode parasite also known as the pork tapeworm.
  • Pigs are intermediate hosts; humans acquire intestinal tapeworm by eating undercooked pork.
  • Humans acquire disseminated cysticercosis by ingesting eggs (oncospheres) transmitted to environment then to food/water by human tapeworm carriers.

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Last updated: April 30, 2013