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Cestodes

Cestodes

(Science: organism) The tapeworms or cestodes, are ribbon-shaped segmented worms which inhabit the intestinal tract of many vertebrates (including humans). most tapeworm infections occur in Africa, yugoslavia, the middle east, Southeast asia, Mexico and parts of south America and the U.S.S.R.

Some forms may be contracted (in the U.S.) from infected dogs or cats (more common in children) by ingestion of infected fleas. Taenia solium (pork tapeworm) is occasionally encountered in the united states today in immigrants or visitors from endemic areas.

Taenia saginata (beef tapeworm) is seen more often, especially in those who consume raw beef. Some tapeworms have been known to live up to 20 years and exceed 10 metres in length.

Often asymptomatic infestations, but unexplained weight loss, symptoms of pernicious anaemia and the presence of white eggs or ribbon-like segments of worm in stools can be seen in some.


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parasitic evolution

... (530 million years ago) in our time were translocated Charnia-turbellaria of Venda (600 million years ago), which is very similar to modern cestodes, but lives freely - without parasitism. Charnia This is very clever, in the Vendian humanity held a high position at the Academy of Sciences ...

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by LeoPol
Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:06 am
 
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I just dont understand...

Why couldn't ancestral cestodes infest ancestral vertebrates / chordates?

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by Darby
Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:15 am
 
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Re: Cestodes

Oh...yea...what you happen 2 kno 2 that humans become the intermediate host of?

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by purplec16
Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:52 am
 
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Cestodes

Cestodes are tapeworms.

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by Darby
Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:16 am
 
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Cestodes

Can anyone name 2 cestodes human can become host to?

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by purplec16
Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:19 pm
 
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