Parasitic Diseases, Cestodes (Tapeworms)

Animals Involved

Nonhuman primates are usual hosts; other mammals, including dogs, people can be infected

Known Distributions

Asia, South America, Africa; can occur in imported primates in other areas

Probable Means of Spreading

Ingestion of infected oribatid mites in food

Clinical Manifestations in People

Most cases asymptomatic; abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, weight loss

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