Pediculus humanus and Phthirus pubis (Lice)
Sarcoptes scabiei (Scabies)
Naegleria fowleri (Primary amebic meningoencephalitis)
Toxoplasma gondii (Toxoplasmosis)
Entamoeba histolytica (Amebiasis)
Plasmodium species (Malaria)
Trypanosoma cruzi (Chagas disease)
Echinococcus granulosus (Hydatid disease)
Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus
Angiostrongylus (Eosinophilic meningitis)
Enterobius vermicularis (Pinworm)
Guinea worm (Dracunculiasis)
Loa loa (Eye worm)
Onchocerca volvulus (River blindness)
Toxocara canis (Visceral larva migrans)
Trichuris trichiura (Whipworm)
Wuchereria bancrofti (Lymphatic filariasis)
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Onchocerca volvulus p. , 156
Onchocerca volvulus is a parasitic nematode (roundworm) transmitted by female blackflies, which causes onchocerciasis also known as river blindness. People with Onchocerciasis can present with severe skin irritation and eye problems such as inflammation of the iris, damage to the cornea, and blindness. The treatment of onchocerciasis is with ivermectin and doxycycline.
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