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Tapeworm Beef tapeworm (Taenia saginata)
Infection occurs after ingestion of larvae- containing raw meat. The size of a larvae is 3-10 mm. The beef tapeworm can reach a size of several meters. Sections of the worm (proglottides) leave the colon via the feces. Proglottides (fig.) initially are able to move.