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Tapeworms and Mammals

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Willie Nonnenmacher

on 17 March 2015

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Transcript of Tapeworms and Mammals

When I am inside your intestines, I can feed off of you, and will have a home. In return, I can give you multiple diseases that will NOT make you feel good. When you have me , I will also give you the following wonderful symptoms of my happiness: vomiting, nausea, general weakness, inflammation of the intestine, diarrhea, weight loss, altered appetite - sometimes there may be a loss of appetite. (Hosts with the pork tapeworm may experience a rise in appetite), sleeping difficulties, dizziness, convulsions, malnutrition - because the tapeworm is grabbing an important proportion of essential nutrients.
Hi, my name is Phil. I am a tapeworm, but have nowhere to live. Will you be my host???
I can live in any mammal that has intestines. However, most of my friends like to go inside of pets such as dogs and cats, so if you are reading this and are a dog or cat, you'll be perfect for me!
What Kind of Host I Need
Your probably thinking: "Why should I let you in my body??"
Well, you see I need a host to survive, and given that you have intestines, and I can live in them, why not?
How Will I Get Into you?
I have now convinced you to let me in your body. That's Great!!! But how will I get inside you body??? Well, it's simple. Tapeworms (like me) get into the body when a person eats or drinks something that's infected with a worm or its eggs. Once inside the body, the tapeworm's head (mine in this case) attaches to the inner wall of the intestines. The tapeworm (that's me!) feeds off the food that the host is digesting.
I hope that you will like my company... INSIDE OF YOU! MUAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
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