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Postby purplec16 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:32 pm

1. What is the prevalence (rate-) of beef, pork, fish and dwarf tapeworm in humans?
They have a 1% rate of beef tapeworm in the USA.
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Postby Darby » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:17 am

Prevalence doesn't mean advantage.
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Postby Darwin420 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:44 am

LOL......before asking scientific questions, you might want to review the English language.
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Postby NeilC413 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:29 am

You mean disadvantage? The main disadvantage to the host is that the organism absorbs and uses nutrients which otherwise would go to the host. Sometimes the worm could also obstruct the intestines.

But maybe you are actually asking about the prevalence, in which case I don't know. This would be the same as asking "How do rates of human infection compare among beef, pork, fish, and dwarf tapeworms?" or more simply "Which tapeworms infect humans more?"
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Postby purplec16 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:52 pm

Sorry...I misinterpreted the question, basically what it is asking is how common is certain tapeworms in humans.
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Postby Darby » Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:10 am

Those numbers are hard to find and unreliable - where the tapeworm larvae are common, many victims don't become trackable statistics.
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Postby animemusic8 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:04 am

I think the TITLE should be PHYLUM Platyhelminthes not "phyla platyhelminthes" ...
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