Sunday, January 2, 2011

Answer to Case 145

Answer: Copepods are involved in the following parasite life cycles:

1. Diphyllobothrium latum, the broad fish tapeworm
2. Dracunculus medinensis, the Guinea worm
3. Spirometra spp., the cause of sparganosis in humans
4. the agents of gnathostomiasis: Gnathostoma spinigerum and Gnathostoma hispidum

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