Taenia saginata — photos

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Mature proglottids of T. saginata and T. solium.

Photo 1. Mature proglottids of T. saginata and T. solium. The head of T. saginata {see 583) is provided with four sucking devices but no hooks as in T. solium (see 582) and the segments contain a central uterus with 15 to 20 lateral branches. The adult T. saginata attains up to 10m in length. (x6)

Mature proglottids of T. saginata and T. solium too.

Photo 2. Mature proglottids of T. saginata and T. solium too.

Cysticercus in beef.

Photo 3. Cysticercus in beef. The cysticercal stage occurs only in cattle, and man is infected when he eats raw or partially cooked beef.

Meat inspection — certificate of health.

Photo 4. Meat inspection — certificate of health. Taeniasis is prevented by strict abattoir supervision including adequate inspection of carcasses, and condemnation of 'measly' meat.

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