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can humans get tapeworms from fleas

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
27 years experience Emergency Medicine
Very unlikely: Humans usually contract tapeworms by eating undercooked meat. Your dog or cat may contract a tapeworm from being bitten by a flea, not by swallowing ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: There are two species of Echinococcus of concern in pets: E. granulosus, which can infect dogs (see micrograph, right), and E. multilocularis, which c ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Forgive my frankness: Either you have a tapeworm, or you don't. If you do, your physician can make the diagnosis. Remember there are charlatans who will diagnose disease th ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
Below: The body may "fight off the infection". First you need to know if the flea ingested was infected. And because you swallowed it, that is now impossibl ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Worrying needlessly: Nope. Without specific symptoms there is no need to be worrying about this.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Some types: Some infections that can be transmitted from dogs to humans include roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms & whipworms.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Infected: Can become infected.Many people who have tapeworms have no sxs other than seeing worms or worm parts with a bowel movement. Possible sxs/ signs can i ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Asymptomatic or sx: Many people who have tapeworms have no sxs other than seeing worms or worm parts with a bowel movement. Possible sxs/ signs can include: weight loss, ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Both : Humans and other animals can have tapeworms. Many people who have tapeworms have no sxs other than seeing worms or worm parts with a bowel movement. ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
There are three that: Occur classically in humans. The beef tapeworm, the pork tapeworm and the fish tapeworm. All of these are acquired by eating the undercooked meat of ... Read More
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