Tapeworms in foods are more common than one would assume. Pay attention to the first signs of pathogens!
The tapeworm is one of the parasitic flatworms and causes intestinal infections. Several species of tapeworm, as the pigs, cattle and fish tapeworm using the human intestine as intermediate or final host. A tapeworm can grow up to twelve meters long and cause mild symptoms such as loss of appetite, diarrhea or discomfort in the upper abdomen.
In a cyst formation (cysticercosis) occur and thus more severe neurological symptoms. inflammation of the meninges, and seizures may be the result. The fish tapeworm can also result in a anemia result.
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Anyone who has a tapeworm caught does not have to immediately panic. The incidence of some types of tapeworm may have dire consequences.
The tapeworm exists in about 3,500 different species. Tapeworms use human and animal as a final or intermediate host. The intestinal infection caused by a tapeworm causes most cases of mild symptoms such as weight loss, anorexia and diarrhea. But the parasitic flatworm can cysticercosis (cyst formation) and toxoplasmosis cause. During the cyst formation the brain can be affected and it may neurological problems such as confusion or seizures occur. Toxoplasmosis in the adult seems harmless, an unborn child can carry immense damage it.
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