Parasitic Diseases:Toxoplasmosis and Malaria

By Pilar Chavarria and Katie Gillespie

A common parasite: a Tapeworm
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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!


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Click here to learn more about Toxoplasmosis!