Infection with Taenia solium (Porcine cysticercosis)

Last Modified: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 15:21:35 GMT
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 2016
DAFM Division Responsible Veterinary Public Health, Pig & Poultry Health Division
Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland No
OIE Listed Yes
OIE Link