Cysticercus bovis

Two hereford cattle with a drover following

Cysticercus bovis (formerly known as Beef Measles) causes small cysts in the muscles of cattle and their presence can lead to all or part of the carcass being condemned.

Cattle get Cysticercus bovis from ingesting foodstuffs contaminated with eggs passed from humans.

Cysticercus bovis is a notifiable disease under the Biosecurity Regulations 2017.

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