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Learn more about Parasites

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  Koramangala, bengaluru, karnataka, india, Bengaluru     Feb 9, 2017

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An organism that lives within or on a host (another organism) is called a parasite is. These organisms use the host's biological resources to fuel up its life cycle. It uses the host's resources to maintain itself.


There are three main types of parasites.

1. Protozoa:

They are the single-celled parasitic organism.

2. Helminths:

These are worm parasites examples include roundworm, pinworm, tapeworm,  fluke etc.

3. Ectoparasites:

These organisms live on their host’s example, lice, and fleas.


Parasitic invasion may cause symptoms such as:

  • abdominal pain
  • amebic dysentery
  • skin bumps or rashes
  • anemia
  • weight loss, increased appetite, or both
  • abdominal pain, diarrhea, and vomiting
  • sleeping problems
  • aches and pains
  • allergies
  • weakness and general feeling unwell
  • fever
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