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The incidence of coenurosis are very low with only about 100 cases ever being reported in humans. Therefore there is no real “endemic” area but there are areas were coenurosis is most common. Coenurosis is very rare in the Western Hemisphere with the majority of cases (65%) occurring in Europe and Africa.  The distribution of the different species that cause coenurosis are as follows.

  • Taenia multiceps: France, Africa, England, Brazil, and the United States.
  • Taenia serialis: Canada and the United States
  • Taenia brauni: North Africa, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Taenia glomerata: Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo.