Tag: Worms


Hymenolepis Nana is the smallest of all tapeworms and is sometimes called the Dwarf Tapeworm. It is spread on a global level including central america, the USA, Russia, India, Argentina and many other places

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Taenia Solium (Pork Tapeworm) is a type of tapeworm with a circle of hooks in the front. It is common in central America, southern Asia and Africa. It can be transmitted through larvae in undercooked pork and through eggs by poor hygiene and the worm can become 2-7 meters long in the intestines. 

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Enterobius vermicularis (pinworm) is the most common worm infection in Europe and is most common with young school children and their families. It only spreads between humans, no pets will get infected by this parasite. 

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Ancylostoma duodenale (hookworm) belongs to the group of worms of….. The most common place to get infected is in tropical locations but the parasite in spread all over the world. A fully growm hookworm can become approx 1 cm long. Humans are the only hosts for this infection and it is seen in patients of all ages, from children to old people. 

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Echinococcus granulosus (Dog Tapeworm) is a little tapeworm that is spread in most parts of the world, mainly with dogs and foxes.

In order to get infected, a human has to get the worm eggs ingested through food or water.

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Trichuris Trichiura (whipworm) is one of the main worms affecting the intestines, together with hookworm and Ascaris. According to the CDC approximately 795 million people currently are infected with the whipworm globally. 

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Ascaris lumbricoides (Roundworm) is one of the most common parasites in the world. According to the CDC, between 800 million and 1.2 billion people are estimated to have a roundworm infection globally today. It is in general not contagious from human to human. The incubation time from getting an infection through ingestion of an egg to having an adult worm in your body is approximately 8 weeks.

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