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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. As to whether or not 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