Phylum Platyhelminthes

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    • #12721
      purplec16
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      1. What is the prevalence (rate-) of beef, pork, fish and dwarf tapeworm in humans?
      They have a 1% rate of beef tapeworm in the USA.

    • #97327
      Darby
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      Prevalence doesn’t mean advantage.

    • #97330
      Darwin420
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      LOL……before asking scientific questions, you might want to review the English language.

    • #97339
      NeilC413
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      You mean disadvantage? The main disadvantage to the host is that the organism absorbs and uses nutrients which otherwise would go to the host. Sometimes the worm could also obstruct the intestines.

      But maybe you are actually asking about the prevalence, in which case I don’t know. This would be the same as asking "How do rates of human infection compare among beef, pork, fish, and dwarf tapeworms?" or more simply "Which tapeworms infect humans more?"

    • #97381
      purplec16
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      Sorry…I misinterpreted the question, basically what it is asking is how common is certain tapeworms in humans.

    • #97413
      Darby
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      Those numbers are hard to find and unreliable – where the tapeworm larvae are common, many victims don’t become trackable statistics.

    • #97594
      animemusic8
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      I think the TITLE should be PHYLUM Platyhelminthes not "phyla platyhelminthes" …

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