A New Record of Human Infection with Dipylidium Caninum in the United States


The first case of human infection with the double-pored dog tapeworm, Dipylidium caninum, in Mississippi is reported. This appears to be the ninth human infection to be recorded from the United States.

Author Notes

Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Jackson, Mississippi.

Mississippi State Board of Health Laboratories, Jackson, Mississippi.