For the record:
I'm leaning towards the Tapeworm idea for what now is my second batch. I think initially the Ascaris scattered- they moved relatively quickly. I remember when they broke out- [that must cause leaky gut]. I had this clear image of them creating a *chemical expressway* for anything else present to smell along with. Each time the asca ris [edit - or toxicaris] break out and return to feed, they allow a path for anything else present to get out. I think they freed Dwarf tapewoms [Hymenolepis nana].
"The short life span and rapid course of development also facilitate the spread and ready availability of this worm. Congested areas, *day-care center*s, and crowded institutions [shools?, malls] such as prisons frequently have high levels of infection with H nana.
"The ingested eggs hatch in the duodenum, and the oncospheres penetrate only into the villi (Fig. 89-5). There, each oncosphere forms a cysticercoid larva that emerges, 4 to 5 days later, into the gut lumen as a young scolex and neck; the scolex attaches to the mucosa, the neck proceeds to strobilate, and the worm reaches full size in 5 to 10 days.
...Massive infection with several thousand worms may follow autoreinfection.
Then rearranging and adapting text for a dramatized scattering scenario:
The eggs hatch where the adult makes their evil nests or where it dies, and hatchlings penetrate only where they can. There, they emerge, 4 to 5 days later, and can move around, confuzed & hungry, as a young scolex and neck; the scolex feeds where it can, the neck proceeds to grow, and the worm probably doesn't quite reach full size in two weeks..One must prevent further scattering as a priority as..Massive infection with *several thousand worms* may follow autoreinfection.
"The adult worm sheds gravid terminal segments, which disintegrate in the 'intestine', releasing eggs that are 'passed' in the 'feces'.
"Prednisone will scatter a Tapeworm infection if you have *leaky gut* or ulcers in the lining of the gut where these micro-organisms can escape from...A woman was dying and went to the hospital because she was so ill they gave her prednisone, she felt better for 1 month, until scattered eggs had chance to cycle, then she went back to the hospital worse off than before and this time was told she was dying. They couldn't figure out a diagnosis."
*That's* a perfect reason why I do the worm electrocuting thing. I guess the trick is not letting the new ones develop to adulthood.