Fish tapeworm life cycle

Fish tapeworm life cycle

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Caption: Fish tapeworm life cycle. Diagram showing the life cycle of the fish tapeworm (Diphyllobothrium sp.). This is the largest parasite that infects humans, with adults reaching up to 10 metres in length. Humans become infected by eating undercooked or raw fish. The adult tapeworm lives in the intestine, gaining all its nutrition form the host.

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