Different tapeworm species – Humans as host of the tapeworm

Different tapeworm species - Humans as host of the tapewormAnyone 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.