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10 facts about neurocysticercosis

Pig wallowing by the outlet of a latrine
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Neurocysticercosis mainly affects rural farming communities

The disease occurs in countries where families engage in community farming practices and raise free-roaming pigs. It is also common in areas where animals are slaughtered outside approved abattoirs and in the absence of meat inspections. T. solium infection in pigs affects the livelihood of many communities as pigs lose their market value.

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