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Taenia solium

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Taenia solium

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 21 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Invasive Species
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Taenia solium
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Platyhelminthes
  •       Class: Cestoda
  •         Subclass: Eucestoda

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Taenia solium cysticercus in a human eye.
TitleSymptoms
CaptionTaenia solium cysticercus in a human eye.
CopyrightA.S. de Aluja
Taenia solium cysticercus in a human eye.
SymptomsTaenia solium cysticercus in a human eye.A.S. de Aluja
Cysticerci of Taenia solium with protoscolex evaginated.
TitleCysticerci
CaptionCysticerci of Taenia solium with protoscolex evaginated.
CopyrightA.S. de Aluja
Cysticerci of Taenia solium with protoscolex evaginated.
CysticerciCysticerci of Taenia solium with protoscolex evaginated.A.S. de Aluja
Taenia solium cysticerci in a pig's brain.
TitlePathology
CaptionTaenia solium cysticerci in a pig's brain.
CopyrightA.S. de Aluja
Taenia solium cysticerci in a pig's brain.
PathologyTaenia solium cysticerci in a pig's brain.A.S. de Aluja

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Taenia solium Linnaeus

International Common Names

  • English: cysticerci; cysticercus; pork tapeworm; tapeworm, pork

Parasitoses name

  • cysticercosis
  • cysticercosis, porcine
  • cysticercus cellulose
  • porcine cysticercosis
  • pork measles
  • taeniosis

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Platyhelminthes
  •             Class: Cestoda
  •                 Subclass: Eucestoda
  •                     Order: Cyclophyllidea
  •                         Family: Taeniidae
  •                             Genus: Taenia
  •                                 Species: Taenia solium

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 03 Dec 2021
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

AlgeriaAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2019
AngolaPresent
BeninPresent
BotswanaAbsentJul-Dec-2018
Burkina FasoPresentJul-Dec-2019
BurundiPresent
Cabo VerdePresentJul-Dec-2019
Central African RepublicPresent
Congo, Democratic Republic of theAbsentJul-Dec-2018
Congo, Republic of thePresentJul-Dec-2018
Côte d'IvoirePresent
DjiboutiAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2019
EgyptAbsentJul-Dec-2019
EritreaAbsentJul-Dec-2019
EswatiniAbsentJul-Dec-2019
EthiopiaAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2018
GhanaPresentJul-Dec-2018
Guinea-BissauPresentJul-Dec-2019
KenyaAbsentJul-Dec-2019
LesothoAbsentJul-Dec-2019
LiberiaAbsentJul-Dec-2018
LibyaAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2019
MadagascarPresentJul-Dec-2018
MalawiPresentJul-Dec-2018
MauritaniaAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2018
MauritiusAbsentJul-Dec-2019
MayotteAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2019
MozambiquePresentJul-Dec-2019
NamibiaAbsentJul-Dec-2019
RéunionAbsentJul-Dec-2019
RwandaPresentJul-Dec-2018
Saint HelenaAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2018
SeychellesAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2018
SomaliaAbsentJul-Dec-2020
South AfricaAbsentJul-Dec-2019
SudanAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2019
TanzaniaAbsent, Unconfirmed presence record(s)
TogoPresentJul-Dec-2019
TunisiaAbsentJul-Dec-2019
ZimbabweAbsent, No presence record(s)

Asia

AfghanistanAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2019
ArmeniaAbsentJul-Dec-2019
AzerbaijanAbsentJul-Dec-2019
BahrainAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2020
BangladeshAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2019
BhutanAbsentJul-Dec-2019
BruneiAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2019
ChinaPresent, LocalizedJul-Dec-2018
-HenanPresent
-Inner MongoliaPresent
-ShandongPresent
-YunnanPresent
GeorgiaAbsentJul-Dec-2019
IndiaAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2018
-Andhra PradeshPresent
-AssamPresent
-BiharPresent
-ChandigarhPresent
-DelhiPresent
-KarnatakaPresent
-Tamil NaduPresent
-Uttar PradeshPresent
-West BengalPresent
IndonesiaAbsent, No presence record(s)
IranAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2018
IraqAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2019
IsraelAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2020
JordanAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2018
KazakhstanAbsentJul-Dec-2019
KuwaitAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2018
KyrgyzstanPresent
LaosPresent
LebanonPresent
MalaysiaAbsentJul-Dec-2018
-Peninsular MalaysiaAbsent, No presence record(s)
-SabahAbsent, No presence record(s)
-SarawakPresentCAB Abstracts Data Mining
MaldivesAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2018
MongoliaAbsentJul-Dec-2018
MyanmarAbsentJul-Dec-2019
NepalAbsentJul-Dec-2019
North KoreaAbsent, No presence record(s)
OmanAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2019
PalestineAbsentJul-Dec-2019
PhilippinesAbsentJul-Dec-2019
QatarAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2019
Saudi ArabiaAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2019
SingaporeAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2019
South KoreaAbsentJul-Dec-2019
Sri LankaAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2018
SyriaAbsentJul-Dec-2019
TaiwanAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2019
TajikistanAbsent, No presence record(s)
ThailandAbsentJul-Dec-2019
TurkeyAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2019
TurkmenistanAbsentJul-Dec-2018
United Arab EmiratesAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2020
UzbekistanAbsentJul-Dec-2019
VietnamPresent, Localized

Europe

AndorraAbsentJul-Dec-2019
BelarusAbsentJul-Dec-2019
BelgiumAbsentJul-Dec-2019
Bosnia and HerzegovinaAbsentJul-Dec-2019
BulgariaAbsentJul-Dec-2018
CroatiaAbsentJul-Dec-2019
CyprusAbsentJul-Dec-2019
CzechiaAbsentJul-Dec-2019
DenmarkAbsentJul-Dec-2018
EstoniaAbsentJul-Dec-2019
Faroe IslandsAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2018
FinlandAbsentJul-Dec-2019
FrancePresentJul-Dec-2019
GermanyAbsentJul-Dec-2019
GreeceAbsent, No presence record(s)
HungaryAbsentJul-Dec-2019
IcelandAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2019
IrelandAbsentJul-Dec-2019
Isle of ManAbsent, No presence record(s)
JerseyAbsent, No presence record(s)
LatviaAbsentJul-Dec-2020
LiechtensteinAbsentJul-Dec-2019
LithuaniaAbsentJul-Dec-2019
LuxembourgAbsent, No presence record(s)
MaltaAbsentJul-Dec-2018
MoldovaAbsentJul-Dec-2019
MontenegroAbsentJul-Dec-2019
NetherlandsAbsentJul-Dec-2019
North MacedoniaPresentJul-Dec-2019
NorwayAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2019
PortugalAbsentJul-Dec-2019
RomaniaAbsent, No presence record(s)
San MarinoAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2018
SerbiaAbsentJul-Dec-2019
SlovakiaAbsentJul-Dec-2020
SloveniaAbsentJul-Dec-2018
SwedenAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2020
SwitzerlandAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2020
UkraineAbsentJul-Dec-2020
United KingdomAbsent, No presence record(s)
-Northern IrelandAbsent, No presence record(s)

North America

BahamasAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2018
BarbadosAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2020
BelizeAbsentJul-Dec-2019
BermudaAbsent, No presence record(s)
British Virgin IslandsAbsent, No presence record(s)
CanadaAbsentJul-Dec-2019
Cayman IslandsAbsentJul-Dec-2018
CubaAbsentJul-Dec-2018
CuraçaoAbsent, No presence record(s)
DominicaAbsent, No presence record(s)
Dominican RepublicPresent, Localized
El SalvadorPresent
GreenlandAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2018
GuatemalaPresent, LocalizedJul-Dec-2018
HaitiAbsent, Unconfirmed presence record(s)
HondurasAbsentJul-Dec-2018
JamaicaAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2018
MartiniqueAbsentJul-Dec-2019
MexicoAbsentJul-Dec-2019
NicaraguaPresent
Saint Kitts and NevisAbsent, No presence record(s)
Saint LuciaAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2018
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesAbsent, No presence record(s)
Trinidad and TobagoAbsent, No presence record(s)
United StatesAbsentJul-Dec-2019
-CaliforniaPresent
-ColoradoPresent
-GeorgiaAbsent, No presence record(s)
-IllinoisPresent
-MarylandPresent
-New YorkPresent
-TexasPresent

Oceania

AustraliaAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2019
-New South WalesPresent
-South AustraliaPresent
Cook IslandsAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2018
Federated States of MicronesiaAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2018
FijiAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2018
French PolynesiaAbsentJul-Dec-2018
Marshall IslandsAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2018
New CaledoniaAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2019
New ZealandAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2019
PalauAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2020
SamoaAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2018
Timor-LestePresentJul-Dec-2018
TongaAbsentJul-Dec-2019
VanuatuAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2018

South America

ArgentinaPresentJul-Dec-2019
BoliviaPresentJul-Dec-2018
BrazilPresentJul-Dec-2019
-BahiaPresent
-CearaPresent
-Minas GeraisPresent
-ParanaPresent
-Rio Grande do SulPresent
-Santa CatarinaPresent
ChilePresentJul-Dec-2018
ColombiaPresent
EcuadorPresentJul-Dec-2019
Falkland IslandsAbsent, No presence record(s)Jul-Dec-2019
French GuianaAbsentJul-Dec-2019
GuyanaAbsent, No presence record(s)
ParaguayPresentJul-Dec-2019
PeruPresent, Localized
SurinameAbsentJul-Dec-2018
UruguayAbsentJul-Dec-2019
VenezuelaPresentJul-Dec-2018

Host Animals

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Animal nameContextLife stageSystem
Bos taurus (cattle)
Bubalus bubalis (Asian water buffalo)
Canis familiaris (dogs)
Felis catus (cat)
Homo sapiens
Mus musculus (house mouse)
Phocidae
Sus scrofa (pigs)Domesticated hostPigs|Boar; Pigs|Gilt; Pigs|Growing-finishing pig; Pigs|Sow; Pigs|Weaner
Ursus americanus

References

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OIE Handistatus, 2002. World Animal Health Publication and Handistatus II (dataset for 2001). Paris, France: Office International des Epizooties.

OIE Handistatus, 2003. World Animal Health Publication and Handistatus II (dataset for 2002). Paris, France: Office International des Epizooties.

OIE Handistatus, 2004. World Animal Health Publication and Handistatus II (data set for 2003). Paris, France: Office International des Epizooties.

OIE Handistatus, 2005. World Animal Health Publication and Handistatus II (data set for 2004). Paris, France: Office International des Epizooties.

OIE, 2009. World Animal Health Information Database - Version: 1.4. World Animal Health Information Database. Paris, France: World Organisation for Animal Health. http://www.oie.int

Distribution References

CABI Data Mining, 2001. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

OIE Handistatus, 2005. World Animal Health Publication and Handistatus II (dataset for 2004)., Paris, France: Office International des Epizooties.

OIE, 2009. World Animal Health Information Database - Version: 1.4., Paris, France: World Organisation for Animal Health. https://www.oie.int/

OIE, 2018. World Animal Health Information System (WAHIS): Jul-Dec. In: OIE-WAHIS Platform, Paris, France: OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health). unpaginated. https://wahis.oie.int/

OIE, 2018a. World Animal Health Information System (WAHIS): Jan-Jun. In: OIE-WAHIS Platform, Paris, France: OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health). unpaginated. https://wahis.oie.int

OIE, 2019. World Animal Health Information System (WAHIS): Jul-Dec. In: OIE-WAHIS Platform, Paris, France: OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health). unpaginated. https://wahis.oie.int/

OIE, 2019a. World Animal Health Information System (WAHIS): Jan-Jun. In: OIE-WAHIS Platform, Paris, France: OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health). unpaginated. https://wahis.oie.int/

OIE, 2020. World Animal Health Information System (WAHIS): Jul-Dec. In: OIE-WAHIS Platform, Paris, France: OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health). unpaginated. https://wahis.oie.int/

OIE, 2020a. World Animal Health Information System (WAHIS). Jan-Jun. In: OIE-WAHIS Platform, Paris, France: OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health). unpaginated. https://wahis.oie.int/

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