Tapeworms, members of the class Cestoda, have long, flat bodies in which there is a linear series of sets of reproductive organs. Each set or segment is called a proglottid.
||Means of Infection
|Beef tapeworm (Taenia saginata)
||Eating rare beef; most common of all tapeworms in humans
|Pork tapeworm (Taenia solium)
||Eating rare pork; less common than beef tapeworm
|Fish tapeworm (Diphyllobothrium latum)
||Eating rare or poorly cooked fish; fairly common in the Great Lakes region of the United States