Fish tapeworm

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Infestation of fish tapeworm Diphyllobothrium latum is the result of ingesting raw freshwater fish and occurs worldwide. The infection usually produces a single worm and is generally without symptoms, but it may cause vague intestinal discomfort. Pernicious anaemia can develop as a result of the worm's vitamin B-12 absorption. Diagnosis is made by finding eggs in human faeces.


Fish tapeworm is is especially common in Scandinavia and the Far East.

Broader Problems:
Tapeworm as a parasite
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 14: Life Below Water
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
14.01.2018 – 23:38 CET