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Introduction Taenia solium , solitary tapeworm of humans (pork tapeworm), is the causative agent of porcine cysticercosis and human taeniosis and cysticercosis. T . solium infection is considered a parasitic zoonosis with significant public health and economic consequences. It affects mostly less developed countries with particular cultural, socio-economic, and sanitary conditions, as Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America ( 33 ). Nevertheless, a growing number of infections are revealed in Europe and the United States, mainly because of increased human


The number of parasites followed the rapid growing of human population worldwide, not only in developing but also in developed countries. Many of them are diagnosed in children and adolescents. The occurrence of selected intestinal endoparasites in children coming from areas with low hygienic and socioeconomic status was studied. Out of 81 faecal samples examined, 46 (56.8 %) were positive for presence of intestinal parasites. From helminths, Ascaris lumbricoides was found to be the leading parasite (24.7 %), followed by Trichuris trichiura (17.3 %). Tapeworm Taenia spp. eggs were detected in 4.9 % of examined children. From protozoan parasites Cryptosporidium spp. was observed in 36 children (44.4 %) and Giardia intestinalis in 20 children (24.7 %). The occurrence of these epidemiologically low risky parasites in Roma children population suggests low hygienic standard in the Roma settlements.

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need for integrative taxonomy. Syst Biol 2005, 54, 844–851. 16243769 10.1080/10635150500354878 Will K.W. Mishler B.D. Wheeler Q.D. The perils of DNA barcoding and the need for integrative taxonomy Syst Biol 2005 54 844 851 23 WHO/FAO/OIE Guidelines for the Surveillance, Prevention, and Control of Taeniosis/Cysticercosis, edited by K.D. Murrell, pp. 139. OIE, Paris, 2005. WHO/FAO/OIE Guidelines for the Surveillance, Prevention, and Control of Taeniosis/Cysticercosis edited by Murrell K.D. 139 OIE Paris 2005 24 Zhang L., Hu M., Jones A., Allsopp B.A., Beveridge I

. Immunosuppressed population, combined with the increase in life expectancy, increased migration of population, and tourism development led to rediscovering parasitic infection even in the developed countries. In the Eastern Europe helminthic soil-borne diseases (especially ascariasis, toxocariasis, and trichuriasis), protozoan disease giardiasis and toxoplasmosis remain still endemic. The occurrence of selected food-borne helminthiases including trichinosis, opisthorchiasis, taeniosis, and echinococcosis is frequent, while brucellosis and leptospirosis have an important place in

.7 Lower limit of the 95% confidence interval of the mean 325107 3415 407916 992.9 283854 -263.5 Upper limit of the 95% confidence interval of the mean 554617 6238 519493 1519 435672 743.5 Taeniasis A total of 53 individuals were diagnosed with taeniosis caused by beef tapeworm (n = 18 for 2015, n = 19 for 2016 and n = 16 for 2017) during the study period, with the mean annual incidence over the period of 0.25 per 100,000 (0.25 / 100,000 in 2015, 0.26 / 100,000 in 2016 and 0.23 / 100,000 in 2017). Infections with Taenia solium have not been revealed. Blastocytosis and