Taenia saginata: The meat tapeworm

Taeniasis is a parasitic disease because of infection with tapeworms of the genus Taenia. Three tapeworm species cause taeniasis in humans, Taenia solium, Taenia saginata and Taenia asiatica.

On today’s show, I’ll be speaking to my guest, Parasitology teacher, author and friend from the show, Rosemary oil Drisdelle concerning the beef tapeworm, Taenia saginata.

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T. saginata adult/CDCT. saginata adult/CDC

Intro music: “Rapture” by Ross Bugden

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