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Tapeworm

tapeworm

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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Re: Am I the Next Step in Human Evolution?

... a little. I wasn't trying to impress anyone by saying I survived a trip to South-East Asia. Since my childhood I've been said I must have tapeworm, since I eat so much and am so slight :lol: Am I superior? Cool! Although I think that's rather disadvantage. How is that a disadvantage? Having ...

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Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:37 am
 
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Am I the Next Step in Human Evolution?

... dressed little less than others, does that make me superior? Not really, just little weatherproof. Since my childhood I've been said I must have tapeworm, since I eat so much and am so slight :lol: Am I superior? Cool! Although I think that's rather disadvantage.

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by JackBean
Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:29 am
 
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Phylum Platyhelminthes

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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by Darby
Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:10 am
 
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Re: I just dont understand...

so yo say one of the very primary polychites are modified into tapeworm or flukes or what ever after the chordates came into existence! IF THAT IS WHAT YU AFRE SAYING THEN WHAT ABOUT NEMATODA. Did nematodes also evolved after tapeworm? There are plenty ...

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Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:52 pm
 
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Re: I just dont understand...

so yo say one of the very primary polychites are modified into tapeworm or flukes or what ever after the chordates came into existence! IF THAT IS WHAT YU AFRE SAYING THEN WHAT ABOUT NEMATODA. Did nematodes also evolved after tapeworm?

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by rohith003
Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:19 am
 
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