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    Zimmer emphasizes his prologue in two different stories. The first story is about a twelve-year-old boy named Justin who lives in Tambura Sudan infected with a single cell parasite called a trypanosome also known as the sleeping disease. Zimmer explains that the parasite is transmitted by two different hosts the tsetse fly and humans. The infection cycle starts with the tsetse fly drinking human’s blood pouring in Trypanosomes. The trypanosomes then steal oxygen and glucose invading all the organs

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    What Is Tapeworm?

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    Tapeworms Diphyllobothrium Cobbold, 1858 commonly called “broad tapeworms” or “fish tapeworms,” have been known as intestinal parasites of humans for a long time. Diphyllobothrium is a genus of tapeworm that can cause Diphyllobothriasis in humans through consumption of raw or undercooked fish. The principal species causing diphyllobothriosis is Diphyllobothrium , known as the fish tapeworm. The fish tapeworm has a long documented history of

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    Parasites are responsible for transmission of different diseases in animals Introduction Parasites are those organisms which live on the expense of other organisms. Their relationship with other organisms are not symbiotic or not commensalism as well. Parasites can harm those organism from which they are getting benefits. They can cause serious diseases as well which can compromise their life. Parasites cannot kill the affected organisms directly like predators which directly kill

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    The Plasmodium Parasite

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    Abstract This literature review addresses the life cycle of the Plasmodium parasite, the manipulation methods used by the parasite, and discusses some of the preventative methods against the disease. The Plasmodium parasite is the cause of the disease malaria, which is most prevalent in Africa however there have been cases all over the world. In 2012, 627,000 people died from malaria, the majority of which were children under the age of five. Its complex multi-stage life cycle makes it very difficult

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    There are many factors that can effect women's fertility, such as health problems, weight and generics. When a couple is trying to conceive many doctors and health care professionals will tell their patients to continue trying for about a year. If the couple has tried for a year without any positive results, they may need to consult their professional once more and see what their options are. For many years IVF, has been one of the only methods women can try to become pregnant. That is no longer

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    Parasites: T. Cruzi

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    Parasites are organisms found in almost every niche and some species have evolved to the point of developing characteristics for intracellular survival, which is the case of the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi that causes Chagas disease. T. cruzi is transmitted to the vertebrate host through the feces of triatomine bugs in which the infective forms, metacyclic trypomastigotes, are inoculated after the insect bite. The establishment of T. cruzi infection depends on a number of factors that begins with

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    samples under the microscope in order to detect the presence of any parasites causing infections. Parasitology is the study of parasitic organisms that cause disease within humans. Parasites are defined as organisms that live in or on another organism and uses its resources. The major groups of parasitic organisms studied and observed in the clinical laboratory are helminths, protozoa, and arthropods. Helminths are worm parasites and this group contains the parasitic subgroups nematodes, cestodes

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    A parasite is defined as an organism that lives in or on another organism (host) to its own advantage and to the disadvantage of the host. (1) Humans are surrounded by parasites everyday – bedbugs, head lice and threadworms, just to name a few! Some parasites can cause serious harm; reducing vigour of the host, causing symptomatic disease and even death. Nonetheless, some parasites can even be beautiful, for example mistletoe. (Not the most romantic thing to kiss someone under, eh?). Or the largest

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    Real-Zombie Parasites

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    Real-Zombies are actually starting to show up in insects. The parasites inside the insects are taking control of their hosts and well making them into zombies. Zombies are generally considered anything that is dead and comes back to life. Unlike the zombies from movies, insects have been taken over by small parasites that lurk inside their body and are forced to bad things. This news has started to become the front page for most scientists, parasites have started to mostly show up in bees taking control

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    These are relationships in which individuals live close to each other for extended periods of time. In a parasite-host relationship, one organism benefits at the expense of the other organism. Typically, the host organism is not killed by the parasite. A tick attaching itself to a deer is an example of a parasite-host relationship. The tick is the parasite, and the deer is the host. In symbiotic mutualism, the two organisms benefit each other. A good example is the relationship

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