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Taeniasis

 

Taeniasis is an infection caused by adult tapeworm.

Causes

  • Taenia saginata
  • Taenia solium
  • Undercooked meat of infected animals
  • Food contaminated with feces of infected person

Symptoms
Symptoms are usually absent.

Treatment

  • Medications like niclosamide, praziquantel or albendazole

Prevention

  • Washing hands after visiting the toilet
  • Washing hands before handling and consuming food
  • Washing fruits and vegetable before consumption
  • Storing raw meat separately and appropriately
  • Cooking meat well before consumption