What is a scolex?

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A scolex is the "mouth" of a tapeworm. It is lined with suckers and hooks which help attach the tapeworm to its host.
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Why is it important in tapeworm infection to be certain that the scolex is eliminated in the feces?

Since the tapeworm thrive in the stomach, they eat and breed there. Their eggs does not digest, and is found in feces. tapeworms in feces can also produce eggs for quite some time. If animals sniff feces (as they often do), they might get infected by actually managing to sniff up particles contain (MORE)