t is an infection caused by tapeworm in humans through consumption of raw or undercooked fish.
The principal species causing diphyllobothriosis is Diphyllobothrium latum, known as the broad or fish tapeworm, or broad fish tapeworm. D. latum is a pseudophyllid cestode that infects fish and mammals. D. latum is native to Scandinavia, western Russia, and the Baltics, though it is now also present in North America, especially the Pacific Northwest.
Most common symptoms include abdominal pain, Indigestion or dyspepsia, Passage of proglottids, less common symptoms includes Fatigue, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Weakness, Numbness of extremities and Sensation of hunger.
Peter S. Nyasulu
Prevalence and risk factors associated with acquisition of Sexually Transmitted Infections among people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Diepsloot settlement, Johannesburg, South Africa PPT Version |
A novel synthetic antimicrobial peptide for the cure of gram-negative infections: Mechanism of action, efficacy in vivo, toxicity, bio-distribution and resistance selection PPT Version |
A chimeric protein (mTcd138) comprising the glucosyltransferase and domains of toxin B and the receptor binding domain of toxin A provides full protection against Clostridium difficile infection in mice PPT Version |
Significant differences between augmentation of kynurenine aminotransferase I and kynurenine aminotransferase II activities in various types of brain pathology after HIV-1 infection PPT Version |
Tracking of viral evolution during an outbreak of emerging beak and feather disease virus (BFDV) infection in the critically endangered Orange-bellied parrot (Neophema chrysogaster) PPT Version |
Fatal outcome of pandemic H1N1 2009 influenza virus infection is associated with immunopathology and impaired lung repair, not enhanced viral burden in pregnant mice PPT Version |