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  1. Arti says:

    The tapeworms use their head, called the scolex, to attach themselves to the intestinal wall. The adult beef tapeworm is usually a whopping 15 to 30 feet long (4. But to tell which tapeworm—beef or pork—is involved, a scolex would have to be removed and examined. Stools are checked at 3 and 6 months after treatment to ensure that the infection is gone. This is seldom done, as doctors usually can prescribe the same medication for both types of infection. Eggs and proglottids can be seen in stool samples by microscopic examination. 5 to 9 meters) and lives in the small intestine. They have 1,000 to 2,000 body segments, called proglottids, each containing 80,000 to 100,000 eggs. An infected person usually has only one or two worms. 5 to 3. Each proglottid contains about 50,000 eggs. It also has a scolex for attaching to the intestinal wall and a body of about 1,000 proglottids. The adult pork tapeworm is about half as long as the beef tapeworm, usually 8 to 11 feet (2. The adult pork tapeworm is about half as long as the beef tapeworm, usually 8 to 11 feet 5 meters) long.

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