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Who is more likely to catch tapeworm

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. DAVID AMOS
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Tapeworm: People who live in an endemic who eat raw beef or raw pork.
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Tapeworms (T): Found in all continents except antarctica. Types: #1, beef t. (tinea saginata);#2. Pork t. (tinea soleum), #3. Fish t (d. Latum, longest, 10-20 meter,... Read More

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jullius Ancheta
Neurology 29 years experience
3rd world countries: This has largely been eradicated in 1st world countries, though some us dieters have risked intentional infection for the purpose of weight-loss.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Raw meat...: Eating raw or undercooked meat from an animal infected with the tapeworm is usually how it is contracted.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
Emergency Medicine 28 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
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 48 years experience
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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
No: not the case, and better get treated for tape worms and anal fissure/piles, best wishes
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Stool forOva;Parasit: Tapeworm does not caue partial bowel obstruction and only way you can diagnose is by examining the stool for ova/parasite.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Through: Medical evaluation and prescription antiparasitic medication.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Stool sample: The best way to check for tapeworms is to have a lab inspect a stool sample. Check with your child's doctor regarding how to go about submitting a sam... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No known illnesses: Tapeworms themselves are the cause of tapeworm illnesses. As to whether or not tapeworms carry other illnesses, such as disease-causing viruses or bac... Read More

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