- Index hide1 According to the WHO, Three species of parasites cause taeniasis in humans, Taenia solium, Taenia saginata, and Taenia asiatica.2 According to the WHO, Taenia Solium is the cause of 30% of epilepsy cases in many endemic areas where people and stray pigs live in close proximity.
According to the WHO, Three species of parasites cause taeniasis in humans, Taenia solium, Taenia saginata, and Taenia asiatica.
According to the WHO, Taenia Solium is the cause of 30% of epilepsy cases in many endemic areas where people and stray pigs live in close proximity.
According to the WHO, in high-risk communities it can be associated with up to 70% of epilepsy cases.
A pharmacist identified on TikTok as JhonPumo has published a video on social networks softening up about a parasite that you may have inside your body in case you are that person in your group of friends who, no matter how much you eat, does not gain weight.
The parasite in question that the pharmacist refers to in his video is the one known as had, another name by which we can identify it is Taenia Solium. It should be noted that the video of the pharmacist talking about the parasite also known as the tapeworm inside the human body has more than 1.5 million followers on his TikTok account.
What are the symptoms of the parasite in the human body?
According to the Mayo Clinic, Many people with an intestinal tapeworm infection have no symptoms. If the infection causes you problems, the symptoms will depend on the type of tapeworm you have and its location. Invasive tapeworm infection symptoms vary depending on where the larva migrated to.
Signs and symptoms of intestinal infection include:
- loss of appetite
- Abdominal pain
- intense desire for salt
- Weight loss and inadequate absorption of nutrients from food
If the tapeworm larva travels outside the intestines and forms cysts in other tissues, over time, these can cause organ and tissue damage, resulting in:
- Cystic masses or lumps
- Allergic reactions to the larva
- Neurological signs and symptoms, including seizures
How is the parasite spread to the human body?
According to the Mayo Clinic, A tapeworm infection begins after ingestion of tapeworm eggs or larvae.
If you drink water or eat food contaminated with feces from a person or animal with a tapeworm, you ingest the microscopic tapeworm eggs. For example, a tapeworm-infected dog will pass the tapeworm eggs in the feces that are absorbed into the soil.
If that same soil comes into contact with food or a water source, it becomes contaminated. Therefore, you can become infected when you eat or drink something from the contaminated source.
Once inside the intestines, the eggs hatch into larvae. At this stage, the larvae begin to move. If they migrate from the intestines, they form a cyst in the liver or other tissues.
- Ingestion of larval cysts in meat or muscle tissue
When an animal has a tapeworm infection, it contains the larvae in muscle tissue. If you eat raw or undercooked meat from an infected animal, you ingest the larvae, which later develop into adult tapeworms in the intestines.
Adult tapeworms can be over 80 feet (25 m) long and can survive up to 30 years on a host. Some tapeworms attach themselves to the lining of the intestines, where they cause mild irritation or inflammation, while others can be passed in the feces and out of the body.
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