Effects Of Ascaris

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Infection of Ascaris suum occurs when its eggs, containing a third stage juvenile, are swallowed. The eggs are able to survive on their own for so long because they are resistant to strong chemicals, low temperatures and dehydration (Abbasi et al. 2013). A.suum is found in pigs worldwide (Ballweber [Date Unknown]). Pigs infected with A.suum nematodes shows symptoms that include coughing or thumping, liver damage, impaired growth, and increased susceptibility to other infections (Miller et al. 2015).
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