Tapeworms

Image of a tape worm.

Tapeworms live in the digestive tracts of vertebrates as adults and often in the bodies of various animals as juveniles. In a tapeworm infection, adults absorb food predigested by the host, so the worms have no need for a digestive tract or a mouth. Large tapeworms are made almost entirely of reproductive structures with a small "head" for attachment. Symptoms vary widely, depending on the species causing the infection. The largest tapeworms can be 20 m or longer. Tapeworm awareness is importance to humans because they infect people and livestock. Two important tapeworms are the pork tapeworm and the beef tapeworm

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Chino Hills Office

Monday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

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2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

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2:00 pm-6:00 pm

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Closed

Friday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

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2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Sunday:

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2:00 pm-6:00 pm

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