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Under a magnification of 100X, this photomicrograph of a brain tissue specimen revealed the presence of cysticerci in a case of cysticercosis, an infection due to the ingestion of eggs of a pork tapeworm, Taenia solium. Infestation of the brain tissue by larval tapeworms is known as neurocysticercosis.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. George R. Healy
Creation Date:1971
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CDC Organization
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