Several Different Species of Tapeworm Exist

Posted on March 15th, 2012 by

Infectious Diseases, Mayo Clinic, DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How is tapeworm infection contracted and treated? Is it very common today? ANSWER: Tapeworms are flat, ribbonlike worms that can live in human gastrointestinal tracts. Worldwide, an estimated 50 million people have a tapeworm infection. But that number may be low, as the disease often goes unreported.

 

Chicago Tribune by Mark Enzler 3/15/12

Tags: GI, Infectious Diseases, tapeworm

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