Echinococcus is an infection caused by a parasitic tapeworm from the Echinococcus genus. A few different types of tapeworms can cause echinococcus in humans, including: E. granulosus, E. multilocularis, and E. vogeli. In some cases, the organs affected depend on which type of tapeworm has caused your infection.
Life-cycle of Entamoeba histolytica Entamoeba histolytica is an anaerobic parasitic amoebozoan, part of the genus Entamoeba. Predominantly infecting humans and other primates causing amoebiasis, E. histolytica is estimated to infect about 50 million people worldwide.
The cat flea infects not only the domestic cat but dogs, foxes, civets, mongooses, opossums, leopards, and other mammals, including humans, if its regular hosts are not available. Related mammals tend to be parasitized by fleas that are themselves related.
Symptoms are caused by the female pinworm laying her eggs. Symptoms of pinworm infection usually are mild and some infected people have no symptoms. Who is at risk for pinworm infection? Pinworm infection occurs worldwide and affects persons of all ages and socioeconomic levels. It is the most common worm infection in the United States.
This relationship between the human and the mosquito would be considered parasitism because the human (host) is affected negatively and the mosquito (parasite) benefits from the relationship. The mosquito gets food but on the other hand the human is exposed to many diseases.
The mosquito and human is an example of parasitism. The mosquito feeds of the humans blood the males plant eggs in the human females just feed. The mosquitos carry many deadly harmful deseases including malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, and encephalitis.
Pentastomida are an enigmatic group of parasitic crustaceans commonly known as tongue worms due to the resemblance of the species of the genus Linguatula to a vertebrate tongue. There are about 130 extant species of pentastomids; all are obligate parasites with correspondingly degenerate anatomy.
Rafflesia is the world’s largest flower which belongs to the genus of parasitic flowering plants. Rafflesia is the official state flower of Indonesia, the Sabah state in Malaysia, and also for the SuratThaniProvince, Thailand.This flower was discovered in the Indonesian rain forest by an Indonesian guide working for Dr. Joseph Arnold in 1818. it was named after Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, the leader of the expedition.
About 60 types (species) of roundworm can live in (are parasites of) humans. They usually live in the human gut. However, some species can travel from the gut to live in different parts of the body. They usually live in the human gut. However, some species can travel from the gut to live in different parts of the body.
What is taeniasis? Taeniasis in humans is a parasitic infection caused by the tapeworm species Taenia saginata (beef tapeworm), Taenia solium (pork tapeworm), and Taenia asiatica (Asian tapeworm). Humans can become infected with these tapeworms by eating raw or undercooked beef (T. saginata) or pork (T. solium and T. asiatica). People with taeniasis may not know they have a tapeworm infection because symptoms are usually mild or nonexistent.
Trichinella spiralis is an ovoviviparous nematode parasite, occurring in rodents, pigs, horses, bears, and humans, and is responsible for the disease trichinosis. It is sometimes referred to as the "pork worm" due to it being typically encountered in undercooked pork products.