A little known fact about pork is that it could contain tapeworms, in fact this parasite is a particularly nasty guy as it main target is the eyes and brain. Taenia solium is the pork tapeworm belonging to cyclophyllid cestodes in the family Taeniidae. It is an intestinal zoonotic parasite found throughout the world, and is most prevalent in countries where pork is eaten.
Poor sanitation allows the worm to spread. It can be transmitted by infected food prepared by someone who has not followed sanitation procedures after coming in contact with the worms eggs.