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Types of Worms

FLATWORMS
FLATWORMS

The flatworms, flat worms, Platyhelminthes, Plathelminthes, or platyhelminths (from the Greek πλατύ, platy, meaning "flat" and ἕλμινς (root: ἑλμινθ-), helminth-, meaning "worm")[2] are a phylum of relatively simple bilaterian, unsegmented, soft-bodied invertebrates.

Flukes Flukes are a Type of Flatworm
Flukes Flukes are a Type of Flatworm

Fluke: Fluke, any member of the invertebrate class Trematoda (phylum Platyhelminthes), a group of parasitic flatworms that probably evolved from free-living forms millions of years ago. There are more than 10,000 species of flukes.

Hookworms
Hookworms

Hookworms are parasites that affect the small intestine and lungs. Learn more about symptoms and treatment options for this infection. Hookworms are parasites that affect the small intestine and lungs.

Pinworms (Threadworms)
Pinworms (Threadworms)

The pinworm, also known as threadworm, is a very common intestinal parasite. The medical condition associated with pinworm infestation is known as enterobiasis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pinworms are the most common type of worm infection in the United States.

ROUNDWORMS
ROUNDWORMS

Your pup can get roundworms if he eats roundworm eggs that come from another animal’s poop, or if he eats mice or other small animals that are infected. This is how the cycle continues: After your dog swallows the eggs, they hatch and turn into larvae.

SEGMENTED WORMS
SEGMENTED WORMS

Segmented worms are bilaterally symmetrical invertebrates that include more than 12,000 species such as earthworms, ragworms, and leeches. Segmented worms are bilaterally symmetrical invertebrates that include more than 12,000 species such as earthworms, ragworms, and leeches.

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Tapeworm
Tapeworm

Tapeworms are flat, segmented worms that live in the intestines of some animals. Animals can become infected with these parasites when grazing in pastures or drinking contaminated water. Eating undercooked meat from infected animals is the main cause of tapeworm infection in people.

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Trichinosis Worms
Trichinosis Worms

Trichinosis facts Trichinosis is caused by eating raw or undercooked pork and wild game infected with the larvae of a parasitic worm. The contaminated meat is infected with the larvae of a worm called Trichinella spiralis. The initial symptoms of trichinosis are abdominal discomfort, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, fatigue, and fever.

TYPES OF WORM
TYPES OF WORM

There are 3 main types of earthworm; the compost worm, the earthworker worm and the root dwelling worm. Important - composting worms are not the same as common garden worms that you dig up in the soil in your garden.

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