Taenia saginata (Beef Tapeworm)

  • Disease: Taeniasis
  • Habitat in human: Small intestine of human
  • Definitive host: Human
  • Intermediate host: Cattle
  • Diagnosis of infection: Microscopic examination of faeces to detect eggs + proglottids
Morphological Features of Scolex
  • Rounded or slightly pear-shaped
  • Size: 1-2 mm in diameter
  • 04 cup-like suckers
  • No rostellum or hooks

Magnification X10