Infection with Taenia solium (Porcine cysticercosis)

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Disease name Infection with Taenia solium (Porcine cysticercosis)
Animal Health Law Category if applicable N/A
Species affected Swine
Description 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 Absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland 2007
DAFM Division Responsible VPHPPH
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Notifiable in Ireland No
WOAH Listed Yes