What is Porcine Cysticercosis ?

  • Cysticercosis is parasitic disease caused by ingesting the eggs of the pork tapeworm, Taenia solium
  • It is a zoonotic parasite involving pigs as intermediate host
  • Humans are infected by ingesting raw or undercooked pork,Cysticercosis occurs after the ingestion of Taenia solium eggs
  • Cysts that develop in the central nervous system can cause a preventable form of epilepsy called Neurocysticercosis

*How it is transmitted?