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Table 4 Taenia solium cysticerci distribution and weight of pork cuts

From: A quantitative risk assessment for human Taenia solium exposure from home slaughtered pigs in European countries

Organ/Cut Input data Calculated data
Relative cyst density Mean weight (%) Weight (kg) Cut fraction Fraction portion
Brain 1.7 × 10-2 3.4 × 10-1 1.3 × 10-1 3.2 × 10-3 7.4 × 10-1
Head muscles 6.8 × 10-2 3.0 1.2 2.8 × 10-2 8.4 × 10-2
Internal masseter 1.6 × 10-1 2.3 × 10-1 9.1 × 10-2 2.2 × 10-3 1.0
External masseter 1.4 × 10-1 4.2 × 10-1 1.7 × 10-1 3.9 × 10-3 6.0 × 10-1
Tongue 5.9 × 10-2 1.1 4.4 × 10-1 1.0 × 10-2 2.3 × 10-1
Esophagus 5.5 × 10-3 2.4 × 10-1 9.5 × 10-2 2.2 × 10-3 1.0
Heart 3.6 × 10-2 8.1 × 10-1 3.2 × 10-1 7.6 × 10-3 3.1 × 10-1
Diaphragm 4.5 × 10-2 7.2 × 10-1 2.8 × 10-1 6.7 × 10-3 3.5 × 10-1
Tenderloin 2.0 × 10-1   5.0 × 10-1 1.2 × 10-2 2.0 × 10-1
Loin 2.0 × 10-2 1.4 × 101 3.3 × 10-1 7.2 × 10-3
Shoulder 9.3 × 10-2 3.5 8.4 × 10-2 2.8 × 10-2
Foreleg 7.5 × 10-2 4.0 9.4 × 10-2 2.5 × 10-2
Belly 2.4 × 10-2 5.4 1.3 × 10-1 1.8 × 10-2
Ham 6.0 × 10-2 1.2 × 101 2.9 × 10-1 8.2 × 10-3
Total 1 4.2 × 101 1