There are over 5000 species of tapeworm. All members of this family of flatworms are parasites. Most live in one host as young and another host as an adult. A tapeworm’s head has hooks or suckers that it uses to attach to its host. The pork tapeworm has an average length of 6 to 10 feet. People are infected by it from eating infected pork.
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