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Porcine cysticercosis

Last Modified: Fri, 01 Apr 2016 15:34:25 IST
Disease name Porcine cysticercosis
Animal Health Law Category if applicable
Species affected Swine
Definition Cysticercosis of farmed and wild animals is caused by the larval stages (metacestodes) of cestodes of the family Taeniidae (tapeworms), the adult stages of which occur in the intestine of humans, dogs or wild Canidae. Bovine cysticercosis (primarily in muscle) and porcine cysticercosis (primarily in muscle, the central nervous system [CNS] and the liver) are caused by the metacestodes (cysticerci) of the human cestodes Taenia saginata and T. solium, respectively.
Status in Ireland
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland
DAFM Division Responsible Animal Health/Veterinary Medicines/ Non ruminant animal health
Contact Michael Sheahan SSVI
Link to relevant external website
OIE Link