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by Kirchheimer S
 

Symptoms

Tapeworms may be seen in vomit or stool. In some cases, tapeworm infection may not cause any symptoms. If symptoms do occur, they may include:
If you have any of these symptoms, see your doctor.
 

RESOURCES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov

The World Health Organization
http://www.who.int

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Health Canada
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca

Public Health Agency of Canada
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca

 

References


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Traveler's Health—Yellow Book: taeniasis. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2014/chapter-3-infectious-diseases-related-to-travel/taeniasis. Updated August 1, 2013. Accessed August 15, 2013.


Beef tapeworm. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us. Updated January 19, 2011. Accessed August 15, 2013.


Silva CV, Costa-Cruz JM. A glance at Taenia Saginata infection, diagnosis, vaccine, biological control and treatment. Infect Disord Drug Targets. 2010 Oct;10(5):313-321.


5/6/2011 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us: Quet F, Guerchet M, et al. Meta-analysis of the association between cysticercosis and epilepsy in Africa. Epilepsia. 2010 ;51(5):830-837.

 

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