ABSTRACT

Echinococcus granulosus, E. multilocularis, Taenia saginata, T. asiatica,

and

T. solium

,

are classified in the family Taeniidae.

Taenia asiatica

was not recognized as a valid species until relatively recently. Although

T. asiatica

resembles

T. saginata

much more closely than

T. solium,

humans become infected through eating undercooked pork rather than beef (Ito et al.