Tapeworms are a group of parasites that depend on humans for growth and cause intestinal infection in them. Taeniasis or cestodiasis are the alternate names for tapeworm infections. Tapeworm infections are zoonotic infections as they are transmitted to man from animals (pig, cow, fish and dog). Human intestines provide an ambient environment for the tapeworm larvae to grow and develop into an adult.
Tapeworm infections are prevalent among underdeveloped countries where sanitation is poor and among people who regularly consume raw, unwashed or undercooked beef, pork, or fish containing the cyst, eggs of the various tapeworms. The tapeworm infection can also spread from man to man through oral/anal route. The adult tapeworms can grow up to 15-20 feet in length.
Tapeworm Infections - References
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Latest Publications and Research on Tapeworm InfectionsTypical optic neuritis? - Published by PubMed
Infections of Intestinal Helminth at Two Species of Field Mice, Apodemus agrarius and A. Peninsulae, in Gangwondo and Chungcheongnam-do, Korea. - Published by PubMed
Parasitic infections and resource economy of Danish Iron Age settlement through ancient DNA sequencing. - Published by PubMed
Are solo infections of the diphyllobothriidean cestode Schistocephalus solidus more virulent than multiple infections? - Published by PubMed
[Seroprevalence of cysticercosis and associated risk factors in a group of patients examined at the Regional Referral Hospital in Antsirabe]. - Published by PubMed