Potential eradicability of taeniasis and cysticercosis.

  title={Potential eradicability of taeniasis and cysticercosis.},
  author={Peter Mullineaux Schantz and Miguel Cruz and Elsa Sarti and Zbigniew S. Pawlowski},
  journal={Bulletin of the Pan American Health Organization},
  volume={27 4},
Taeniasis and cysticercosis are, respectively, infections with the adult and larval stages of tapeworm parasites belonging to the genus Taenia. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that Taenia infections afflict approximately 50 million people annually and kill 50,000. One may assume all of these deaths to be the result of T. solium neurocysticercosis. Taenia infections also lead to the death of many cattle and swine, and resulting substantial economic losses. Swine and cattle serve as… CONTINUE READING


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