What Does Scabies Look Like - What is the current mortality rate of malaria

Common Parasitic Diseases         

Parasites are living organisms that live off other organisms like human beings, animals, plants etc. The parasite feeds off a host for nourishment. Most parasites, like hookworms, tapeworms and roundworms, live inside the host and are called endoparasites. More...

How Are Parasites Transmitted ?

How Are Parasites Transmitted

Parasites can be acquired by close personal contact or, as is usually the case, through infested water or food. Parasites can also pass into the human body through inhalation of contaminated air. Parasite eggs are so minute that they are capable of entering a human through the membranes of the skin. More...

 

Prevalence Of Intestinal Parasite In School Children

Prevalence Of Intestinal Parasite In School Children

Intestinal parasitic infections are considered to be the most common type of infection in the world. Through various studies that have been conducted, it comes out that a person's economic and social situation has a lot to do with the prevalence of intestinal parasites. In addition, it has also been seen that the prevalence of intestinal parasite in school children is also high. More...

 

How Does One Get Pinworms ?

How Does One Get Pinworms

Pinworms are small, white parasitic worms that grow in small intestines and can cause excessive itching in the vaginal or anal area. People unknowingly swallow the microscopic pinworm eggs from contaminated fingers which then enter the intestines and multiply. More...

 

What Is The Current Mortality Rate Of Malaria ?

What Is The Current Mortality Rate Of Malaria

Malaria, an acute and potentially fatal disease, transmitted by mosquitoes is one of the major health problems identified by the World Health Organization (WHO). This disease is prevalent in tropical and sub tropical parts of the world. Each year, around 300 to 500 million cases of malaria occur. More...

 

What Does Scabies Look Like ?

What Does Scabies Look Like

Scabies is quite a common skin infection caused by a mite. However, people who have never had scabies would want to know what does scabies look like. Scabies is an allergic reaction to a female mite burrowing into the skin to lay her eggs in thread-like tunnels. Along with the eggs, the mite also deposits feces in these tunnels. More...

 

Chronic Chagas Disease And Treatment

Chronic Chagas Disease And Treatment

Chagas disease, an illness spread by insects called “kissing bugs”, is common in South and Central America. The parasite which causes this infection is called Trypanosoma cruzi. It is generally transmitted to humans when these bugs emerge in the night from the hidden crevices, walls and mal maintained buildings and rooms and bite the victim.More...

 

What Is The Treatment For Babesiosis ?

What Is The Treatment For Babesiosis

Babesiosis is a disease transmitted by a parasite and is a common infection found in animals. Once infected, the victims have malarial or viral like symptoms including recurrent fever, fatigue, weakness, muscle and joint pains accompanied by sweating and chills in the body. More...

 

Recent Out Breaks Of Cryptosporidiosis In Food

Recent Out Breaks Of Cryptosporidiosis In Food

Cryptosporidiosis, an emerging disease linked to contaminated food and water, is the second most common pathogen causing diarrhea. Cryptosporidium is found in the intestinal tract of animals and are transmitted by the ingestion of hard cysts through contaminated water and food. This disease can spread from animal to person, and also from person to person. More...