This worm is a microscopic tapeworm that is often found in dogs and common livestock, especially sheep.
The gravid segment of the adult tapeworm breaks off and disintegrates in the large bowel, releasing hundreds of infective eggs, which then pass out with the feces.
They then attach to the jejunal wall and approximately 3 months later grow into the adult tapeworm .
Vitamin B-12 deficiency can also be caused by a tapeworm ingested from contaminated fish, because the tapeworm saps nutrients from your body.
They made their biggest discovery in the mummy's intestine where they found the microscopic eggs of a salmon tapeworm .
Cysticercosis develops when individuals ingest food or water contaminated with eggs expelled by subjects harboring the adult tapeworm .
Hydatid disease in humans is caused by the dog tapeworm , Echinococcus granulosus.
In the adult phase, the tapeworm lives in the intestines of the dog who is the so-called ‘definitive’ host.
An abundance of parasites, such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, nematodes, tapeworms , and the larvae of flies, wasps, and moths, are known to infect bumblebees.
The cestodes, or tapeworms , differ in a number of ways from other flatworms.