Beef tapeworm is common in Mexico, South America, Eastern
Europe,Middle East, and Africa.
tapeworm is common in South America, Asia, Africa, and Eastern
tapeworm occurs worldwide. The infected fish has infective
cysts in its flesh. If inadequately cooked, they enter the
Beef tapeworms are acquired from beef and can be up to 10
cm long. They may cause vague abdominal symptoms with diarrhea,
vomiting, and weight loss.
they can also cause physical obstruction.
tapeworms cause similar symptoms as beef tapeworms when the
larvae are eaten, but different diseases are caused. Pork
tapeworm eggs are ingested. Hatching larvae will invade the
gut and get into the bloodstream, acting like trichinosis.
disease, human cysticerosis may not be apparent for years
but there cysts can be present in the brain, eye, and skin.
tapeworm usually causes only mild symptoms but can interfere
with the body's absorption of vitamin B12 causing pernicious
anemia. Diagnosis of tapeworm is by stool analysis.