Because the disease is transmitted via the fecal-oral route, this disease may be endemic in areas with poor sanitation and poor public health services. While no specific countries have been labeled "endemic" for the disease, there was an epidemic of coenurosis that occured in 1658, although there is no information as to the country in which this occured.
Coenurosis has been reported in the Americas, parts of Europe, and Africa. Approximately 100 cases of coenurosis have been reported thus far, primarily in tropical Africa, with the remainder in North and South America and South Africa.