What are the two main species of taenias that cause human diseases?

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Biology

The two mains species of taenias that cause disease in humans are Taenia solium, or the pork tapeworm, and Taenia saginata, or the beef tapeworm.

Besides these species there are still the fish tapeworm, or Diphyllobothrium latum, and a tapeworm, Echinococcus granulosus, which lives in dogs and cause in humans the severe disease known as hydatid disease, or echinococcosis. 

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Dipti KC
Jun 7, 2023
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