How can you get infected with a beef tapeworm and pig tapeworm? Which one would likely more harmful?
Tapeworms are a type of parasite, meaning that they depend upon another organism, the host, to provide them with food. In doing so, they negatively impact the life of the host, usually by robbing them of nutrients or by subjecting them to physical trauma or an increased risk of infection. The difference between beef and pig tapeworms is largely nominal, meaning that while the specific species of tapeworm may be different, the way they act upon the animal is the same.
Tapeworms are typically ingested by the animal and latch onto some portion of the animal's intestine. There, they grow by absorbing...
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