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Who is more likely to catch tapeworm?

Tapeworm: People who live in an endemic who eat raw beef or raw pork. ...Read more

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Where am I most likely to catch tapeworm?

Where am I most likely to catch tapeworm?

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. ...Read more

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What is the easiest way you can catch tapeworms?

What is the easiest way you can catch tapeworms?

Raw meat...: Eating raw or undercooked meat from an animal infected with the tapeworm is usually how it is contracted. ...Read more

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How likely is it for a human to get a tapeworm from swallowing a flea (if the flea is swallowed)?

How likely is it for a human to get a tapeworm from swallowing a flea (if the flea is swallowed)?

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 one. The tapeworms transmitted by fleas to pets are a different species than those that infect humans ...Read more

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Can the kind of tapeworms that cats get from fleas cause cysts in the brain, etc. for a human if they catch it somehow?

Can the kind of tapeworms that cats get from fleas cause cysts in the brain, etc. for a human if they catch it somehow?

Yes: There are two species of
Echinococcus of concern in pets: E. granulosus, which can infect dogs (see micrograph,
right), and E. multilocularis, which can infect both dogs and cats

These may cause cysts in the brains of infected humans.

Look on the internet, you will find a lot of information about this. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my child has tapeworms?

How can I tell if my child has tapeworms?

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 sample. ...Read more

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Do tapeworms carry illness?

Do tapeworms carry illness?

No known illnesses: Tapeworms themselves are the cause of tapeworm illnesses. Whether tapeworms carry other illnesses, such as disease-causing viruses or bacteria, when tapeworms are transmitted, that is not known. Tapeworm larvae and eggs are living things, so they carry other germs, but diseases from such germs have not been seen. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for tapeworms?

Yes: There is a prescription drug which is very effective. It requires a doctor to prescribe. ...Read more

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How can somebody get a tapeworm?

How can somebody get a tapeworm?

Undercooked meat: Tapeworm (cestode) infection usually occurs when a person eats undercooked meat. Rarely, they can be ingested by eating contaminated food or water. To diagnose a tapeworm a special test can be ordered to look at your stool. Many people who have tapeworms do not have symptoms. Not all tapeworms need to be treated. Your doctor can review your specific recommnedatons with you. ...Read more

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What are the symtons of tapeworm?

What are the symtons of tapeworm?

Tapeworm: These are the symptoms related to tape worm: nausea, weakness, diarrhea, abdominal pain, hunger or loss of appetite, fatigue, weight loss, vitamin and mineral deficiencies. ...Read more

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How does a person get a tapeworm?

How does a person get a tapeworm?

Tape worm: Humans can catch some types of worms by touching contaminated feces ; then putting their hands near their mouth. They may swallow food or water containing feces. They could also become infected by eating raw contaminated pork, beef or fish. ...Read more

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How to know if I have tapeworm from steak?

How to know if I have tapeworm from steak?

Taenai Saginata : (Beef tapeworm). GI tapeworm infection sx's may include: weight loss, weakness, decreased appetite, nausea, loose stools, abdominal pain. & passing tapeworm segments through rectum (feces). Diagnosis is made by medical eval & testing. Testing includes Stool sample analysis & Testing blood for antibodies. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a tapeworm?

What are the symptoms of having a tapeworm?

Tapeworm sxs: Many people who have tapeworms have no symptoms other than seeing worms or worm parts squiggling about when they have a bowel movement. Possible symptoms/ signs can include: weight loss, loss of appetite or the opposite (hunger), nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and lethargy. It can lead to loss of important vitamins and minerals. Serious complications can occur however. ...Read more

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How would I know if my child has a tapeworm?

How would I know if my child has a tapeworm?

Stool test: A lab can examine a stool sample & find segments of tapeworm that generally shed in the stool. Your physician can set that up for you & will likely have them look for other parasites at the same time. ...Read more

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Can dehydration be a complication of tapeworms?

Can dehydration be a complication of tapeworms?

Yes: Tapeworms can interfere with absorption of calories, fluids, and vitamins. If you are not absorbing enough fluids, you will get dehydrated. ...Read more

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