By: Suzanne Rose
African trypanosomiasis, commonly known as sleeping sickness, is a serious disease that is typically fatal without treatment. A microscopic parasite within the Trypanosoma brucei species causes the disease, which the tsetse fly spreads deep within rural Africa. According to the World Health Organization, 10,000...
By: Rebecca Adele Scarlett
According to merckmanuals.com, there are three main types of tapeworm that infect humans. The beef tapeworm, (Taenia saginata) pork tapeworm, (Taenia solium) and fish tapeworm (Diphyllobothrium latum) can all make their homes in the human body, causing various symptoms depending on the severity of...
Symptoms and treatment of sleeping sickness (African trypanosomiasis)
By: Gillian Taber
African Trypanosomiasis, better known as Sleeping Sickness, is an infection transmitted to humans by insects. The most serious problems with Sleeping Sickness have been found in Sub-Saharan Africa. The infection can be cured with medical treatment, but failure to seek medial help can lead to...
Symptoms and treatment of sleeping sickness (African trypanosomiasis)
By: Dr. Manura Nanayakkara
African typanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness, is a disease caused by a protozoan parasite. It is transmitted to humans through tsetse flies. This disease usually starts with fever and after that causes progressive nervous system damage. Treatment to this disease is usually complicated by the serious...
By: Michal Dorcak
African trypanosomiasis is a very serious tropical disease. Most people know it as sleeping sickness. It often results in death even though it is treatable. This is mainly caused by the fact that sleeping sickness is transmitted by tsetse flies found only in rural Africa...
By: Christine Lorraine
Definitive symptoms of tapeworm infections are sometimes nonexistent or subtle. In other cases, they can cause seizures and neurological issues. People who are infected by a tapeworm cannot feel it inside of them. Treatments for tapeworm infections include various medications, or none at all if...
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The Lung Fluke is a parasitic worm that causes paragonimiasis. The scientific classification for the Lung Fluke is paragonimus westermani. The worm ranges from three tenths to one half inches in length. The life cycle of the Lung Fluke begins when the eggs hatch into...
By: Jenna Pope
A tape worm (or cestoda) is a type of flatworm that can infect the intestines of a human. It is one of oldest known parasites. Tapeworms vary in size and can grow to anywhere between 6 inches and 26 feet long. The tape worm receives...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Tapeworm infestation is a parasitic disease, which prevails in areas with poor sanitary facilities and practices, and it can spread from its host to another host through fecal contamination. How does tapeworm infestation spread? A person can contract the disease by ingesting tapeworm eggs or...
By: Alison Bowler
Tapeworms are parasitic segmented flatworms of the class Cestoda. This type of parasite usually requires two different hosts to complete their life cycle. The adult tapeworm inhabits the gastrointestinal tract of the primary host. The intermediate host incubates the larval form of the parasite within...

 

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