Taenia solium Cysticercosis/Taeniosis in Europe and Central Asia

Last updated on 17-2-2023 by Wesley Van Dessel

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In Europe, occurrence of autochthonous T. solium cases was long debatable. In 2014, the ‘European Network on Taeniosis/Cysticercosis’ was formed and one of the main objectives was to document the number of T. solium cases and their origin in Europe. As described in reviews, taeniosis and cysticercosis cases were reported in almost all countries across the continent. Species specification was rarely performed and diagnosis of human cysticercosis was challenging as the disease is rare and might not be considered in the differential diagnosis in patients with neurological symptoms. Porcine cys…

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