No you can only get it by ingesting the infected fish Can you spread the

No you can only get it by ingesting the infected fish

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No, you can only get it by ingesting the infected fish. Can you spread the disease to other people? No, it is not transmissible by human contact.
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D. Signs and Symptoms Most infections are asymptomatic . However, some gastrointestinal signs and symptoms might occur, such as abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, vomiting, and weight loss. Vitamin B 12 deficiency leading to pernicious anemia could happen. Complications include intestinal obstruction and gallbladder disease. E. Laboratory Diagnosis D. latum infection can be diagnosed through microscopy of stool samples to look for the parasite’s eggs or, sometimes, segments of the fish tapeworm. Eliciting a history of raw fish diet and pernicious anemia can be helpful. F. Prevention Not eating raw or undercooked fish Deep freeze the fish for 24-48 hours Periodic deworming of dogs and cats Good sewage treatment plants References: Craig, N. (2019). Fish tapeworm and sushi. Retrieved from Diphyllobothrium (and other species) FAQs. (2012). Retrieved from Roberts, L., & Janovy, J. (2009). Foundations of parasitology (8th ed., pp. 341-345). New York City: Mcgraw Hill Higher Education.
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  • Fall '16
  • Tapeworm infection, Cestoda, Vitamin B12, Diphyllobothrium latum, Diphyllobothrium

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