Taenia solium (Pork Tapeworm)

  • Disease: Taeniasis
  • Habitat in human: Small intestine
  • Definitive host: Human
  • Intermediate host: Pigs; human can also be the intermediate host
  • Diagnosis: Microscopic examination of faeces to detect eggs + proglottids
Morphological Features of Scolex
  • Globular shaped
  • Size: about 1 mm in diameter
  • 04 cup-like suckers
  • Short pigmented rostellum and a double row of 25 – 30 dagger shaped hooks

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