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- 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.