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Description:This diagram depicts the various stages in the life cycle of the dwarf tapeworm, Hymenolepis nana, a cestode.
When eggs of H. nana are ingested by an arthropod intermediate host, i.e. some beetles and fleas, they develop into cysticercoids that can infect humans or rodents upon ingestion, developing into adults in the small intestine.
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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: Hymenolepiasis
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