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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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    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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    Cryptosporidium Parvum: Transmission and Infection Cryptosporidium parvum is a protozoan intestinal parasite causing a short-term enteric illness in individuals with functioning immune systems, and can cause a potentially fatal infection in immunosuppressed individuals. Because of C. parvum’s resistance to many of the procedures used to process drinking water and food, and the parasite’s extremely high fecundity, the potential for a large scale outbreak is very high. In fact, C. parvum was responsible

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    The pathogenic protozoan Toxoplasma gondii

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    The pathogenic protozoan Toxoplasma gondii Life History T. gondii is a parasite of warm blooded animals which is present throughout the world. It is the causative agent of the diseases known as Toxoplasmosis. The organism exhibits a definitive protozoan lifestyle.The life cycle begins with an oocyst in the intestines of cats, the definitive host of T. gondii. The oocyst contains bradyzoites or sporozoites. Oocysts enter prospective hosts through ingestion of cat fecal matter. Once inside

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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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    animals we have domesticated or come in contact with during our relatively short history on Earth”(Cox,2002). B. I first learned about tapeworms while taking by microbiology class and I felt so shocked how easily you can be infected with this parasite. C. So today, I am here to inform you about tapeworms so you can eliminate the risk of obtaining tapeworms yourself. D. I’m going to explain the anatomy and physiology of tapeworms, their life-cycle, how they are transmitted,the symptoms, and

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