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How long does it take for a tapeworm to get from your stomach to your brain after eating?

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Dr. George Klauber
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In brief: Eggs to brain rapid

Tapeworm eggs produced by tapeworm in the intestine or ingested from contaminated water or infested pigs rapidly pass through intestinal wall in humans and can reach the brain via bloodstream lodged in brain develop into larval cyst over about 3 months.
Symptoms usually develop after matter of years. Common cause of epilepsy in africa and other infested areas.

In brief: Eggs to brain rapid

Tapeworm eggs produced by tapeworm in the intestine or ingested from contaminated water or infested pigs rapidly pass through intestinal wall in humans and can reach the brain via bloodstream lodged in brain develop into larval cyst over about 3 months.
Symptoms usually develop after matter of years. Common cause of epilepsy in africa and other infested areas.
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