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Cysticercosis
Epidemiology
  • Distribution is worldwide (prevalence is high in parts of Latin America, Africa and South-East Asia where pigs and humans live in close contact)
  • Humans as the only definitive host of the tapeworm become intermediate hosts by swallowing T. solium eggs with contaminated food or water
  • Flies and other insects can serve as mechanical vectors
  • Autoinfection is possible
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