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Spirometra erinaceieuropaei
2014-11-23 05:33:28

A 50 year old UK man who began to experience distressing symptoms including seizures, headaches, strange smells and memory impairment had his doctors baffled. It took the medical team four years to find and analyze the real cause.

Mahal
2014-02-28 06:24:28

A famous orangutan that lived an extraordinary life, died in a rather extraordinary way as well, according to team of researchers who used cutting-edge genetic diagnostics.

Roundworm Discovered In Remains Of King Richard III
2013-09-04 06:33:56

Researchers from the Universities of Cambridge and Leicester have uncovered more evidence about Richard III. A new analysis of his remains has revealed evidence of a roundworm infection at the time of his death in 1485.

Tapeworm Genome Could Provide Targeted Drug Therapies
2013-03-14 05:20:14

A research team has mapped the genome of tapeworms to reveal potential drug targets for existing drugs. Urgently needed and effective treatments for the debilitating diseases caused by tapeworms could be developed from the new information the genome provides.

2013-01-31 10:07:01

A cluster of tapeworm eggs discovered in 270-million-year-old fossilized shark feces suggests that intestinal parasites in vertebrates are much older than previously known.

2012-05-16 23:45:02

Scientists are reporting development and testing of a new series of drugs that could finally stop the fox tapeworm — which causes a rare but life-threatening disease in humans — dead in its tracks.

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2010-04-14 10:03:19

Tapeworm infections of the brain, which can cause epileptic seizures, appear to be increasing in Mexico and bordering southwestern states, Loyola University Health System researchers report.

2009-06-16 20:39:03

A Chicago man got an unexpected side dish with his sushi at a restaurant in August 2006 -- a 9-foot tapeworm, researchers say. Anthony Franz is one of a growing number of people infested with a salmon tapeworm, the journal The Emerging Infectious Diseases reports. Dr. Felipe C.

2008-08-21 15:00:33

A gourmet.com report offers insight into the problem of tapeworms in raw salmon. Raw salmon dishes--tartare, crudo, sushi, marinated and cured salmon--are popular at top restaurants these days, and they're showing up in home kitchens as well.


Latest Cestoda Reference Libraries

Pork Tapeworm, Taenia solium
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The pork tapeworm (Taenia solium), also known simply as a tapeworm, is a species of parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species infects pigs and humans in many areas of the world including Africa, Southern Europe, Asia, South America, and some areas of North America. This species can cause cysticercosis in its larval stage, which is one of the major causes of seizures in humans. The pork tapeworm can reach an average body length between 2 to 3 meters, but...

Rat Tapeworm, Hymenolepis diminuta
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The rat tapeworm (Hymenolepis diminuta) is a species of parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. It affects mammals throughout the world, but does not often affect humans. It can reach an average body length between 7.8 and 23.6 inches. The segments and eggs of this species are slightly larger than those of the dwarf tapeworm, which shares its genus. The life cycle of the rat tapeworm begins when an arthropod consumes the eggs of the species. The digestive...

Rodent Tapeworm. Hymenolepis microstoma
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The rodent tapeworm (Hymenolepis microstoma) is a parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species affects rodents across the world, causing hymenolepiasis, but it does not often affect humans. Most of the available information regarding tapeworms is derived from the studies conducted on this worm and the other members of its genus, Hymenolepis. These worms have been present in laboratories since the 1950's and can either be raised and kept in a culture or be...

Echinococcus multilocularis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Echinococcus multilocularis is a species of tapeworm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. It is one of a few worms that cause echinococcosis, a disease that affects many canid species including wolves, coyotes, foxes, jackals, domesticated dogs. Humans can also contract this disease. Adult members of this species can reach an average length of .2 inches, and like other species of tapeworm, its body is segmented by three proglottids. Its head, or scolex, is equipped with...

Dwarf Tapeworm, Hymenolepis nana
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The dwarf tapeworm (Hymenolepis nana) is a species of tapeworm that is classified in the Platyhelminthes phylum. It once held three other scientific names including Vampirolepis nana and Taenia nana. It is found throughout the world but occurs most often in temperate regions. As its common name implies, the dwarf tapeworm is small, reaching an average body length of 1.5 inches. The head, or scolex, holds a retractable beak like organ that has twenty to thirty hooks and four string suckers,...

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