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  1. Arti says:

    Their eggs will show up in your stool. So, well, there's no nice way to put this: most people have to have their poop analyzed to confirm infection. The most common way to pick up a tapeworm is through eating undercooked meat. If you’re cooking whole cuts of beef or pork, use a food thermometer to check that the temperature reaches at least 145° F (63° C) for whole cuts and 160° F for ground meat. Since most people get it from raw or undercooked meat, the best advice is to really be sure you're fully cooking meat, the CDC says. Diphyllobothrium latum, the type of tapeworm Meyer had, comes from eating undercooked fish.

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