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Taenia asiatica

Taxonomy ID 60517

The cestode Taenia asiatica, also known as Asian taenia or Asian tapeworm, is a parasite of humans and pigs that is thought to be restricted to Asia. Humans contract infection by eating eating raw or undercooked meat and this causes intestinal taeniasis which is usually asymptomatic.

Genome Projects

There are 2 genome projects for Taenia asiatica:

  • PRJEB532: Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (Strain South Korea)
  • PRJNA299871: Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (Strain TASYD01)

About this species