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10 facts about neurocysticercosis

Pig meat market vendor Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Food handlers can also transmit T. solium

Neurocysticercosis is not just limited to rural areas or disadvantaged communities lacking basic sanitation. A growing concern is the lack of hygiene practices among food handlers where the practice of regular hand-washing is important. Food safety, improved sanitation and hygiene are all crucial to preventing the transmission of T. solium. Cooking pork thoroughly also kills the parasite.

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