By: Emily Moore
What is Cysticercosis?
Cysticercosis is a parasitic tissue infection caused by ingesting larval cysts on the tapeworm Taenia solium. You can ingest these tapeworms from eating raw or under cooked pork This tapeworm infects your brain, muscles, and other tissues. Cysticercosis is one of the major causes in adult onset seizures in most low-income countries.
- vision changes
- cysts in your muscles
- cysts in your eyes
Symptoms, Maps, & The Tapeworm
Symptom of Cysticercosis
This is a cyst in an eye which is what you would get if you were infected
Map of where Cysticercosis is
The bright red shows where this epidemic is
Tapewrom Cysticercosis comes from
This is the tapeworm this infection comes from
Number of illnesses
1 in every 10 people will get this preventable parasitic illness. About 221 people die a year from Cysticercosis