tapeworm


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Synonyms for tapeworm

ribbonlike flatworms that are parasitic in the intestines of humans and other vertebrates

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The introduction of the Asian fish tapeworm into freshwater fishes of Mexico is well documented (Lopez-Jimenez 1981, Salgado-Maldonado & Pineda-Lopez 2003, Aguilar-Aguilar et al.
Ingestion of encysted pork may lead to intestinal infection of the adult tapeworm and a carrier state for the Taenia Solium eggs (3,4)
Foxes living in close proximity to people may be carriers of the fox tapeworm (Hofer et al.
This diet involves swallowing a pill containing tapeworms -- these were available for sale in the early 1900s.
The problem has health risks - it can cause roundworm, giardia, tapeworm and E.
6) of Alcataenia longicervica, a Pacific species recorded recently from Newfoundland, indicated that this tapeworm was established in the Atlantic by 2006.
Humpback chub (Gila cypha) Surveys by the NWHC, in collaboration with the Arizona Game and Fish Department and the USGS Grand Canyon Monitoring Center, have revealed the presence of the Asian fish tapeworm (Bothriocephalus acheilognathi) in the Little Colorado River, the primary remaining spawning area of the endangered humpback chub.
Humans become infected with neurocysticercosis through consumption of food or water contaminated with the feces of a Taenia solium tapeworm carrier.
Humans are infected with neurocysticercosis through consumption of food or water contaminated with the feces of a Taenia solium tapeworm carrier.
The adult tapeworm is in the small intestine and after self-fertilization (they are hermaphroditic) eggs are produced, and unembryonated eggs are passed in feces by the definitive host (humans, canines, felines, and other mammals).
Hospital personnel determined she was suffering from an accumulation of fluid within her cranial cavity as a result of an infestation of pork tapeworm.
Cysticercosis is acquired after accidental ingestion of the eggs of the pork tapeworm Taenia solium.
The growing popularity of eating sushi has caused a rise in human infection from the broad fish tapeworm (Diphyllobothrium latum).
Human echinococcosis, also called a hydatid disease, results from infection with the larvae of the microscopic tapeworm Echinococcus, found in foxes, coyotes, dogs and cats.