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Microbes Infect. 2002 Jul;4(8):859-66.

Taenia tapeworms: their biology, evolution and socioeconomic significance.

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US National Parasite Collection and Parasite Biology, Epidemiology and Systematics Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, BARC East No. 1180, 10300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA. ehoberg@anri.barc.usda.gov

Abstract

A biological context for understanding human pathogens and parasites emanates from evolutionary studies among tapeworms of the genus Taenia. Human taeniasis and cysticercosis represent archaic associations and remain significant challenges for socioeconomic development, public health and food safety, and a continuing threat to animal production on a global basis.

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12270733
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