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  1. photo A few good reasons to avoid eating porkA few good reasons to avoid eating porkNews
    of the many organisms thatcan transmit to humans include: Taenia solium -- An intestinal parasite that can cause cysticercosis (tissue infection) and loss of appetite. Menangle virus -- An unpleasant virusRead more

photo Cysticercosis



Cysticercosis is a tissue infection caused by a young form (cysticercus) of the pork tapeworm (Taenia solium). People may have little or no symptoms for years, develop approximately one to two centimeter painless solid bumps in the skin and muscles, or have neurological symptoms if the brain is affected. After months or years these bumps can become painful and swollen then resolve. In the...More