What is the life cycle of a tapeworm?

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Pregnant proglottids with taenia eggs are released together with human feces. If ingested by the intermediate hosts, swine or bovine, the eggs break inside their intestines and the larva trespass the mucosa and gains the circulation to settle on muscles, heart, brain and other organs of these animals and then differentiate into cystic larvae called cysticerci. Humans become infected when eating raw or badly cooked swine or bovine meat contaminated by cysticerci. In the human intestines the cysticerci develop into adult worms and the cycle goes on. 


Dipti KC
Jun 7, 2023
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