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17 July 2006

Avoid tapeworms

Washing your hands after using the bathroom will help prevent tapeworm infection.

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Tapeworms are parasites that can be acquired by eating undercooked, contaminated meat, or by poor hygiene. Washing your hands after using the bathroom will help prevent tapeworm infection.

The University of Maryland Medical Centre says tapeworm infection is diagnosed by examining a person's stools or the anus for a worm-shaped white parasite. Eggs may also be expelled in the faeces.

Treatments typically involve an oral dose of an anti-parasitic drug. Commonly prescribed medications include niclosamide, praziquantel and albendazole. – (HealthDayNews)

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