Taenia saginata

Taenia saginata continues to be a frequent helminthic disease in developing countries

Fig. 23.8 Light micrograph of section through hamster duodenum, showing implanted Taenia solium and sucker engulfing intestinal villus. S, sucker; V, villus; R, worm rostellum

(Pawlowski, 1982). This is due to several difficulties in diagnosing tapeworm infections, particularly in isolated rural areas (where human excrement is disposed of on open ground), the absence of symptoms in otherwise healthy carriers, poor personal hygiene and lack of adequate meat inspection in many countries (Mobius, 1993).

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