Symptoms and treatment of ascariasis
By: Shawn Wells
Ascariasis is an infection caused by a particular type of roundworm, Ascaris lumbricoides. Roundworms are a variety of parasitic worms with long, cylindrical bodies, also called nematodes. Ascariasis is the most common parasitic infections found in human beings, known to infect more than a million...
Symptoms and treatment of ascariasis
By: Christyl Rivers
Ascariasis, also known as roundworm, is very common, and is found in about 25% percent of human beings. It is a parasite with a complex life cycle. It is most commonly spread by unwashed produce, or raw foods, that contain a trace amount of feces...
By: Phyllis Logie
Ascariasis is an intestinal infection caused by the round worm known as ascaria. It is the most common intestinal worm infection and it is estimated to affect over one billion people globally at any one time. . The infection is associated with poor personal hygiene and...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Protozoa are a group of unicellular organisms, which can exist in most environments. These organisms are microscopic in nature and in most instances, they provide useful support for other living beings. However, some protozoa could cause diseases and among them, diseases caused by intestinal protozoa...
The role of snails in schistosomiasis
By: Shawn Wells
Schistosomiasis is one of a number of parasitic diseases that can affect human beings. It is caused by an infection of trematode flatworms of the genus Schistosoma. An infection of these parasites can linger in the body for years, causing mostly minor, but sometimes life...
By: Jessica Williford MSHS, CEHT
This article discusses the common complications of parasitic diseases. Many areas of the body can be affected by parasitic disease and complications can occur if left untreated. These complications occur all over the body and begin with symptoms discussed below. Particular complications occur depending on...
By: Sylvia Farley
According to the World Health Organisation, Schistosomiasis, or Bilharzia, as it is commonly known, is a parasitic disease that infects over 200 million people in 74 tropical and sub-tropical countries who do not have safe drinking water. A further 500 million are estimated to be...
Diseases transmitted by Aedes albopictus, the Asian tiger mosquito
By: Daniel Cloud
Aedis albopictus, better know as the Asian Tiger mosquito is the host of a myriad of diseases. The common name is comes from the tiger-like stripes across its body and legs. The Asian Tiger mosquito thrives in tropical areas, but due to international trade has...
By: R.J. Nestor
Mosquito-borne illnesses have long plagued the tropics, but the invasion of the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) into temperate zones dramatically increases the risk to human health. Because it bites aggressively and during daylight hours, it poses a greater threat to humans than other mosquito...
By: Jenna Pope
There is a growing body of evidence within the scientific community that points to a connection between fibromyalgia and the thyroid – specifically, hypothyroidism. There is an overlap of symptoms in both conditions, namely exhaustion, body temperature that is lower than normal, joint and muscle...

 

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