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Diphyllobothriasis Epidemiology
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Diphyllobothriasis
Epidemiology
  • The fish tapeworm occurs worldwide (Europe, northern Siberia, North America, western Africa, South-East Asia, Japan, Australia)
  • Humans become infected by eating raw or undercooked fish (e.g. pike, perch, salmon)
  • Besides humans, as an important final host, wild and domestic carnivore animals serve as reservoir hosts
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