fish tapeworm infection
ingesting the larvae of the tapeworm Diphyllobothrium latum through eating undercooked fish. More common in cold, fresh lakes such as the Great Lakes. The adult worm can reach 30 feet in length in the human intestine, causing blood in the faeces (and worm segments may be visible) and vitamin B12 deficiency

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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