Wall Tapeworm

Disease human causes, mainly the armed tapeworm (pork tapeworm) and unarmed tapeworm (bovine tapeworm). These worms reach lengths: the first 1,5-2 m, the second 4-6 m. They parasitize the small intestine, tightly attached located on the head with suckers to the wall of the intestine. Tapeworm body consists of individual segments, mature segments containing eggs, break away and go outside, and the bovine tapeworm segments may actively crawl out of the rear passage, and pork tapeworm segments come out only with the faeces. Later the eggs into the body of animals, which serve as the intermediate host, and for bovine tapeworm – the cattle, the pigs – pig, wild boar, and as a person.

Development of larvae occurs in the muscles of intermediate hosts and in the human gut, ate the untested meat containing these larvae (the Finns). For a man more dangerous pork tapeworm, since, apart from themselves worms in the human body can also parasitize and its larvae (cysticerci), affecting the brain, eyes and tissues. Dwarf tapeworm has a length of 1,5-3 cm, and a parasite in the human small intestine, mostly in children. Treatment should carried out under medical supervision in hospital, with different medicines and special medical and surgical. Broad tapeworm – this helminth distributed in regions whose inhabitants are engaged in fishing. Broad tapeworm belongs to the largest ribbon worms, the body reaches a length of 15 or more meters. The parasite lives in the small intestine of human rights and undermines the immune system, promotes anemia and the formation of malignant tumors.

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