Taeniasis is a parasitic disease due to infection with tapeworms belonging to the genus Taenia. Three tapeworm species cause taeniasis in humans, Taenia solium, Taenia saginata and Taenia asiatica.

On today’s show, I will be talking to my guest, Parasitology teacher, author and friend of the show, Rosemary Drisdelle about the beef tapeworm, Taenia saginata.

Parasites: Tales of Humanity’s Most Unwelcome Guests

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T. saginata adult/CDC
T. saginata adult/CDC

Intro music: “Rapture” by Ross Bugden