NOTE: There are quite a few species of parasites that can be acquired from human-to-human contact, but not all parasites can be transmitted that way. Unfortunately, the pork tapeworm (Taenia solium) is a very common and dangerous parasite that is endemic in the majority of the world including parts of North America and South America. It is very easily transmitted between humans, as well as through food (undercooked pork or contaminated produce).
- Ways to acquire blood-borne parasites.
- Ways to minimize risks of acquiring parasites.
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Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - Parasites - Food
World Health Organization (WHO) - Major foodborne illnesses and causes
University of Maryland Medical Center - Intestinal parasites
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