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    The Adaptive Parasite

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    The Adaptive Parasite Viruses are molecular sharks, a motive without a mind. They have sorted themselves into tribes, and they infect everything that lives. . . . Unknown viruses are coming out of the equatorial wildernesses of the earth and discovering the human race. . . . You might call AIDS the revenge of the rainforest. (Preston 160-61) After reading Richard Preston's ominous and threatening portrayal of viruses in his article "Crisis In The Hot Zone," one may be alarmed enough to invest

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    Belly-Busting Parasites

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    after all. We might even want to flee to our homes and get our catching jars, but once you feel that racing pain, you’d never want to play with these “things” again. Many parasites and creatures that roam this earth are not known to man and/or can be deadly. People may think they know all about the deadly creatures and parasites, but I am sure they do not know about Giardia Intestinailis, Taenia Solium, Leishmaniasis, and the Guinea Worm, which indeed enjoy your insides. Just sit back and imagine

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    Creators and Parasites in The Fountainhead "The creators concern is the conquest of nature.  The parasites concern is the conquest of men," Howard Roark states in his dramatic courtroom speech defending himself after the Cortlandt Homes incident.  This quote sums up the two categories of people in rather graphic form.  The creator, or non-conformist, being glorified in his attempt to better the very earth itself, independent of the constraints of humanity.  The parasite, or conformist, being reduced

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    INTRODUCTION Helminths from the Greek word “helmins” meaning “worms” are intestinal vermiform parasites, primarily consisting of nematodes , cestodes, and acanthocephalans. Soil transmitted helminths (STHs) refers to a group of parasitic diseases in humans caused by intestinal roundworms such as hookworms, whipworm, and ascaris, collectively called STHs, which are transmitted through contaminated soils. This is one of the most parasitic infections that has

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    Parasites And Parasites

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    Parasites are the small organisms living on host’s body on host’s expenses. Parasites living outside the body are called ectoparasites and living inside the body is called endoparasites. Endoparasites can be devided into intercellular and intracellular. Intercellular parasites live in tissues and organs outside the cells while intracellular parasites are smaller one and reside in the cells such as babesia, plasmodium, etc. However, these protozoans need to come out of the cell to invade other cells

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    malaria

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    genus of the protozoan parasite. More than one hundred species of this parasite exist. It is capable of infecting reptiles, birds, rodents, and primates. Four species infect human beings, the most common being P.vivax and P. falciparum. Many animals can get malaria but human malaria does not spread to animals. In turn, animal malaria does not spread to humans. A person becomes infected with malaria when bitten by a female mosquito who pocesses the malaria parasite. The parasite enters the blood stream

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    Malaria

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    meaning bad air, because patients used to blame the sudden illness on the poor air quality of the nearby swamps. Scientists now know that malaria is a parasitic infection caused by a single-celled protozoan, Plasmodium. Of the four types of this parasite, Plasmodium falciparum is recognized as the most dangerous and lethal string that infects human beings. The female Anopheles mosquito transmits the disease through its saliva, and the protozoan enters the bloodstream and is carried to the liver

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    has proved to be one that many of the participants have not been able move away from, while getting on with their lives. O²brien shows that the conflict takes on a parasitic form that eats away on its victims for the rest of their lives. A parasite is defined as an organism that grows, feeds, and is sheltered on or in a different organism while harming its host. The war in this case takes the place of the organism, and the host becomes the soldiers. There are several examples of the parasitic

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    Malaria

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    Malaria Malaria parasites have been with us since the beginning of time, and fossils of mosquitoes up to thirty million years old show that malaria’s vector has existed for just as long. The parasites causing malaria are highly specific, with man as the only host and mosquitoes as the only vector. Every year, 300,000,000 people are affected by malaria, and while less than one percent of these people die, there are still an estimated 1,500,000 deaths per year. While Malaria was one of the first

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    Predator - Prey Relationships

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    in the sense that the parasite derives nourishment from the host on which it feeds and the predator derives nourishment from the prey on which it feeds(Nitecki 1983). Parasitism is different from most normal predator prey situations because many different parasites can feed off of just one host but very few predators can feed on the same prey(1973). In parasite-host relationships most commonly the parasite is smaller than the host. This would explain why many parasites can feed off of one single

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