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Description:This micrograph reveals the morphology of a Taenia solium tapeworm scolex with its four suckers, and two rows of hooks.
In the human intestine, the cysticercus, i.e. larval stage, develops over 2 mo. into an adult tapeworm, which can survive for years, attaching to, and residing in the small intestine by using the suckers and hooks located in its head region, or scolex.
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Content Providers(s):CDC
Creation Date:1986
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Links:CDC - National Center for Infectious Diseases; Division of Parasitic Diseases: Taeniasis
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