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Parasites that infect humans

TapewormsNot So Boring Life has compiled a list of the 5 most common parasites that infect humans along with the symptoms and cures. Here’s one on tapeworms:

Tapeworms are the mack daddy of parasites that can measure upwards of 20 FEET long! Keep an eye on your dung heaps because these guys are so long they tend to break off. As long as the head remains attached in the intestine they will continue to grow. Humans are generally infected by tapeworms through cattle. Tapeworms will bore through the intestinal wall of the cow and lodge themselves in the muscle where you ingest them (I’ll take my steak well done, please). Symptoms are similar to the others including abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, and constipation. If you’re looking to lose a couple pounds you might consider letting a couple tapeworms take up residence in your intestines. It is rumored that tapeworms were a core ingredient of some diet pills.

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Source: Not So Boring Life
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