The life cycle of T. solium is indirect. It passes through pigs or other animals, as intermediate hosts, into humans, as definitive hosts. Life Cycle. Around and around we go! The life cycle of the beef tapeworm is a bit complicated and has some essential steps to complete its cycle. The process of. Beef tapeworm (Taenia saginata) life cycle, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment ( pictures included). Beef tapeworm causes taeniasis (parasitic disease).

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Recommend on Facebook Taaenia Share Compartir. The eggs enter the intestine where they develop into larvae. The only severe case was in a year-old woman at the Mackay Memorial Hospital in Taiwan.

The most important feature of Taenia solium taeniasis is the risk of development of cysticercosis. In pigs, the cysticercus can produce cysticercosis. Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content.

Pigs ingest embryonated eggs called morulawhich develop into larvae, the oncospheresand ultimately into infective larvae, cysticerci.

Taenia Saginata – Beef Tapeworm

Medical Center in Houston, TX. The “racemose” has no evident scolex, but is believed to be larger. The life cycle of the beef tapeworm is a bit complicated and has some essential steps to complete its cycle. The life cycle of Taenia saginatathe beef tapeworm. However humans can also act as secondary hosts, which is a more pathological, harmful stage triggered by oral contamination. Prevent cattle from eating in areas, where vegetation might be contaminated with humans feces.


They are about 16—20 mm long and 5—7 mm wide and each proglottid has its own reproductive organs.

The central space is filled with fluid like a bladderhence it is also called bladder worm. It passes through pigs or other animals, as intermediate hosts, into humans, as definitive hosts. The morula transforms into a six-hooked embryo known as an oncosphere, or hexacanth “six hooked” larva.

Note the four large suckers and lack of rostellum and rostellar hooks. Infectious diseases Parasitic disease: Taenia solium eggs can also cause cysticercosis. In the human intestine, the cysticercus develops over 2 months into an adult tapeworm, which can survive for years. Human Parasitology 4th ed. Views View Edit History. Humans are also accidental secondary hosts when they are colonized by embryonated eggs, either by auto-colonization or ingestion of contaminated food.

Taeniasis – Wikipedia

It occurs everywhere though where beef and pork are eaten, even in countries such as the United Stateswith strict federal sanitation policies. Then through peristaltic movements the tapeworm is defecated out. Taeniasis is generally asymptomaticbut severe infection causes weight lossdizzinessabdominal paindiarrheaheadachesnauseaconstipationchronic indigestionand loss of appetite.

It is normally 2 to 3 m in length, but can become much larger, sometimes over 8 m long. Taeniasis is generally asymptomatic and is diagnosed when a portion of the worm is passed in the stool. Views Read Edit View history. The Korean Journal of Parasitology.

Taenia solium is more prevalent in poorer communities where humans live in close contact with pigs and eat undercooked pork, and in very rare in Muslim countries.

Image Gallery Taenia spp. From humans, the cyxle are released in the environment where they await ingestion by another host. The rostellum is armed with two rows of spiny hooks, which are chitinous in nature. Taenia Saginata – Beef Tapeworm Taenia saginata is a large tapeworm that causes an infection called taeniasis. By using this sagintaa, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. T o finish complex life cycle, t he undercooked beef meat must be eaten by a human definitive host and then will enter the digestive system.


The life cycle of Taenia saginata starts, when eggs are passed in the feces of an infected human in a container called a proglottid or a tapeworm segment.

This causes all nearby tapeworms to detach and come out whole. The third species Taenia asiatica is found only in East Asia. Humans become infected by ingesting raw or undercooked infected meat. Taenia solium can also cause cysticercosis.

Adults attach to the intestinal wall with their scolex using four suckers. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Taenia saginata infection is asymptomatic, but heavy infection causes weight loss, dizzinessabdominal paindiarrheaheadachesnauseaconstipationchronic indigestionand loss of appetite.

Treatment Information Treatment Information Treatment information for taeniasis can be found at: It is an intestinal mainly zoonotic parasite found throughout the world, and is most prevalent in countries where pork is eaten, and in its more dangerous secondary form wherever faecally contaminated water is drunk, having been infected by primary, human hosts.