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final host

humans

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larval type

cysticercus

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intermediate host

cattle

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site of larva

muscle

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common name

beefy tape worm

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class

cestoda

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identification

8cm long scolex- 4 suckers

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egg identifitcation

taeniid
striated shell

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life cycel

gravid segments pass in feces of final host
rupture and desseminate eggs
oncosphere is ingested by cattle
hatches and migrates to skeletal and cardiac muscle
forms cysticerci
humans eat uncooked meat with cysticerci
develops to adult in small intestine

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what form is infective to the final host?

cysticerci

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PPP

2-3 months

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site of infection in intermediate host

striated muscle

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site of infection in final host

small intestine

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pathogenesis

final host: discomfort with passing segments
intermediate host- none except in heart

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diagnosis

inspection of meat
serology/ ELISA/ antibody test

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treatment

Praziquantel
mass deworming
cook meat
confine cattle