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Toxoplasmosis and Malaria
Parasitic Diseases:Toxoplasmosis and Malaria
By Pilar Chavarria and Katie Gillespie
A common parasite: a Tapeworm
Taken from: http://www.virginmedia.com/images/tapeworms.jpg
What are Parasites?
Parasites are organisms that attack a host cell. Parasites feed off of these host cells and use them to survive. There are many different types of parasites that can be found in the human body. A common parasite is a tapeworm, which is found in the intestinal tracts (see picture above). The parasites that we will be focusing on are spore-forming and protozoan-causing diseases: Toxoplasmosis and Malaria. To learn about these in much more detail, click the links below!
Taken from: http://science.nationalgeographic.com/staticfiles/NGS/Shared/StaticFiles/Science/Images/Content/malaria-parasites-523039-sw.jpg
Click here to learn more about Malaria!
Taken from: http://www.stanford.edu/class/humbio103/ParaSites2006/Toxoplasmosis/index.html
Click here to learn more about Toxoplasmosis!
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