Tapeworm genus found in carnivorous mammals, such as foxes; mites probably intermediate hosts; few human cases identified in Japan, the United States, and China.
MesocestoidesA genus of non-human tapeworms, which may rarely afflict humans who eat poorly cooked encysted muscle or blood containing the infective metacestode stage.
M variabilis, M lineatus.
MesocestoidesA genus of non-human tapeworms that may rarely afflict humans who eat poorly-cooked encysted muscle
Tapeworm genus found in carnivorous mammals (e.g., foxes); mites are probably intermediate hosts; a few human cases have been identified in Japan, the U.S., and China.
a genus of tapeworms in the family Mesocestoididae.
Mesocestoides corti, Mesocestoides lineatus, Mesocestoides variabilis
found in the intestines in a range of carnivores including dogs, foxes, cats and humans. They may cause enteritis in humans, but are innocuous in other species. The worm has an unusual life cycle and has a stage of tissue invasion which may cause peritonitis.