By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 A parasitic disease normally just seen in Africa, Asia, and Latin America has been reported in a 25-year-old Melbourne, Australia woman with no history of travel, according...

Taenia solium–also called pork tapeworm–is a parasite which causes disease around the world, particularly in very poor communities with deficient santiation and where pigs roam free. Researchers...

In this video, I give a review of the common cestodes, or tapeworms that infect people. Hymenolepsis nana, Hymenolepsis diminuta, Taenia solium and saginata, Echinococcus and Diphyllobothrium latum are...

An outbreak of the pork tapeworm, Taenia solium, has affected at least 209 children from Thanh Khuong Commune in the northern province of Bac Ninh, according to local media. Since last week, thousands...

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Brain cysts from a pork tapeworm infection are one of the most common causes of seizures worldwide. Identifying the infection – called neurocysticercosis – is key to ensuring appropriate treatment,...

Taenia solium is a tapeworm that people get from eating raw or undercooked “measly pork”. The pork meat has cysticerci (the larval stage) which in the human intestine mature to an adult tapeworm. Here...

Treating neurocysticercosis (NCC), an infection of the brain with tapeworm larvae, often leads to inflammation and seizures when the parasites in the brain die. Now, researchers have reported in PLOS Neglected...

Published this past week in the “Images in Clinical Medicine” section of the New England Journal of Medicine is an interesting case from the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in New...

A Napa Valley man underwent emergency surgery recently to remove a tapeworm larvae that lodged in his brain that doctors said would have been life-threatening within 30 minutes, according to local media. Luis...