ID#: 5260
This photograph depicts an adult Taenia saginata tapeworm that was approximately 4-meters in length. Humans become infected by ingesting raw or undercooked infected meat. In the human intestine, the cysticercus develops over a 2-month period into an adult tapeworm, which can survive for years, attaching to, and residing in the victim’s small intestine.
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Content Provider(s): CDC
Creation Date: 1986
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.