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Dissemination of the Broad Tape-Worm by Wild Carnivora.

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By VERGEER TEUNIS.  (The Canadian Medical Association Journal. , December, 1928; , p. 696.).


Ann Intern Med. 1929;2(7):693. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-2-7-693_1
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The dog, the fox, and the cat are known to serve as hosts of the adult broad tape-worm of man. Because of family relationships it is safe to assume that the wolf, the coyote, and the lynx are capable of serving as hosts. Since all of these eat fish, they in all probability are factors in the dissemination of broad tapeworm in rgeions where fish are infested with the larva. Bears are common in infested territories and catch and eat fish during the spawning season. Two bears have been experimentally infested with D. latum, and thus the bear has been

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carnivora ; helminths

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