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Table 3 Number of carcasses with Taenia solium cysticerci in the specified muscle/organ of infected carcasses according to the overall infection level of the pig

From: Re-visiting the detection of porcine cysticercosis based on full carcass dissections of naturally Taenia solium infected pigs

Muscle/organ Infection level (total number of T. solium cysticerci/carcass) Total (n = 38)a
  1–10 cysticerci
(n = 16)a
11–99 cysticerci
(n = 14)a
≥ 100 cysticerci
(n = 8)a
Masseter 1 5 7 13
Heart 2 4 8 14
Tongue 4 6 7 17
Psoas 0 2 8 10
Diaphragm 5 5 7 17
Brain 0 1 6 7
Foreleg 8 11 8 27
Hind leg 5 11 8 24
Liver 5 2 3 10
Other organs/tissues 5 9 8 22
  1. a n number of carcasses