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Parasitic Infection in America

There’s no use denying it, reports of parasitic infection have been appearing more frequently, and in places you might not expect. Some estimates place the infection rate at 90% in the US alone. Another estimates shows that as many as 50% of preschool children are infected with pinworm. With symptoms like; chronic Fatigue, irregular digestion, [...]

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Echinococcus Granulosus

Morphology Echinococcus Granulosus is known as the minute tapeworm of dogs, or the hydatid tapeworm. The worm is about 4mm in lenght, and consists of a scolex bearing 4 sucker, numerous hooks, and 3 proglottids. Although not found, the eggs of E. granulosus areĀ identicalĀ to those of Taenia sp. Life cycle Dogs acquire the infection by [...]

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