Can Humans Catch Tapeworms from Cats?

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It is rare for humans to catch tapeworms from cats, though this is still possible. A cat gets tapeworms through grooming, which causes ingestion of infected fleas or through eating infected rodents. They are highly specialized and adapted to the cat's environment.
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Can Humans Catch Tapeworms From Cats?
Common tapeworms are parasites that live in the intestine of cats and other mammals. Infestation is usually manifested as small, white or off-white, egg sac segments excreted by the cat during defecation or in places it frequents. Tapeworms go through a... More »
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