ILRI / Pigs / Zoonotic Diseases

Aliens in human brains: Pig tapeworm is an alarming, and important, human disease worldwide

Pork infected with pig tapeworm cysts (photo credit: ILRI/Fahrion). An article in this month’s Discover Magazine reports on infection with pig tapeworm, or cysticercosis, a target disease of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) that is rare in the industrialized world but unfortunately not at all rare in poor countries. ‘. . . Before they … Continue reading