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)
Trichuris trichiura, also known as the whipworm, is a parasitic worm that infects the large intestine of humans and other animals. The whipworm is found primarily in warm and humid regions with poor sanitation and hygiene, and it is transmitted through the ingestion of soil contaminated with the eggs of the parasite. Symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss, anemia, and rectal prolapse. Treatment typically involves antiparasitic medications, such as mebendazole or albendazole, which can effectively kill the parasite.
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