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Can humans get tapeworms from fleas

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
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
Family Medicine 49 years experience
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
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Worms: Most likely not required. Sometimes the sign of infection is anemia which will not give you symptoms until very severe . But in general not a bad di... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Only !!??: They can grow to be about 4.5 to 9.1 meters & that is a heck of alot!
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
No: Tapeworms live in the intestines or they invade and form cysts in muscles or organs they do not live on the skin or scalp.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Yes: Dypilidium can be acquire by accidentally ingesting a cat flea contains the immature form of the worm.
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