Elizabeth's favorite tapeworms ( (Taenia solium 2018-12-11_taenia…
Elizabeth's favorite tapeworms
Cysticercosis contracted when a person eats the feces of a person who has
"Both the tapeworm infection, also known as taeniasis, and cysticercosis occur globally. The highest rates of infection are found in areas of Latin America, Asia, and Africa that have poor sanitation and free-ranging pigs that have access to human feces." - The CDC
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By ingesting food, water or soil contaminated with stool from infected dogs. This might include grass, herbs, greens, or berries gathered from fields.
By petting or handling dogs infected with the Echinococcus granulosus tapeworm. These dogs may shed the tapeworm eggs in their stool, and their fur may be contaminated.
Not commonly found in U.S. but the rate of cases is increasing. "Prevalent in broad regions of Eurasia, several South American countries, North and Central America, and Africa" - typically if it is seen in the United States it is present in immigrants or refugees.
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"Most infections with Dipylidium caninum are asymptomatic. Pets may exhibit behavior to relieve anal pruritis (such as scraping anal region across grass or carpeting). Mild gastrointestinal disturbances may occur. The most striking feature in animals and children consists of the passage of proglottids."