By: Jenna Pope
Protozoa are one-celled parasites. These used to not be a big problem for the United States. But, now, with worldwide travel becoming so much more popular and frequent, protozoa have been able to migrate to the U.S. and cause the same diseases that they...
By: Jerome Carter
Intestinal protozoa infections are a serious health problem around the world. These infections have been responsible for millions of deaths worldwide.What are protozoa?Protozoa are a large group of single-celled organisms. Over 65,000 different kinds of protozoa are known to scientists. They live...
By: Suzanne Rose
Intestinal protozoa can cause serious and even fatal conditions in humans and animals. Various types of protozoa can inhabit humans, and these have a range of symptoms of different severities. Types include G lamblia, Dientamoeba fragilis, and Balantidium coli. Symptoms of the different protozoa may...
By: Alison Bowler
Protozoa are single celled organisms. Some of these microscopic organisms can cause intestinal infections. The infection causing protozoans found in humans are Entameba histolytica, Giardia lamblia, Cryptosporidium parvum, Isospora belli and Balantidium coli. Entameba histolytica This type of ameba causes amebic dysentery and may spread...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Protozoa are organisms consisting mainly of a single cell and consumes organic carbon as its energy source. They are typically microscopic and contain a membrane bound nucleus, which makes them classified as eukaryotes. In contrast to the organisms such as fungi, protozoa are considered nonfilamentous...
By: Suzanne Rose
Ascariasis is an infection caused by Ascaris lumbricoides, a parasitic roundworm. The most common intestinal worm infection, it is caused when one eats contaminated food or drink. Anyone can get the condition, but children are affected worse. People do not consume the mature worm but...
By: Jenna Pope
Ascariasis is an infection of Ascaris lumbricoides, a parasitic roundworm. Approximately one billion people worldwide are affected, and it is more prevalent in developing countries and places where sanitation is poor and there are crowded living conditions. Children, especially, are more at risk because they...
By: Suzanne Rose
With an infection rate of more than 200 million people throughout the globe, schistosomiasis is a serious health concern. Parasitic worms cause this disease, which is also termed bilharzia. Individuals can contract it by touching contaminated water when it is in an immature form called...
By: Jerome Carter
Schistosomiasis (also known as bilharziasis, bilharzia or snail fever) is a disease that is caused by a parasitic trematode flatworms or flukes called schistosoma. Schistosomiasis is common in tropical developing countries. It is one of the most problematic parasitic diseases in the world after malaria...
By: D. Victor
The most common form of intestinal worm infection, ascariasis, is caused by the presence of the parasitic roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, this roundworm infects approximately one billion of the world’s population; Mayo clinic suggests that approximately one-quarter...

 

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