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Question by  Libby55 (3)

What are some common human intestinal parasites?


Answer by  Travis404607 (3916)

The most common human intestinal parasite is the tapeworm, which can be acquired from wild or domestic animals, as well as contact with eggs in the environment.


Answer by  Ginny (2251)

There are two types, helminthes or worms, and protozoa or one cell organisms. Tapeworms, roundworms and pinworms, or giardia and cryptosporidium are the most prevalent, with pinworm being the most common in the USA and giardia the most common in the world.


Answer by  Lisa89 (47)

Common human intestinal parasites include: pinworm (Enterobius vermicularis), Tapeworms (Dipylidium caninum), Giardia (Giardia lamblia), Coccidia (Cryptosporidium), Hookworm (Necator americanus), Protozoan Infections (Entamoeba histolytica), Roundworms (Ascaris sp.), Strongyloidosis (Strongyloides stercoralis), Toxocariasis (Toxocara canis and Toxocara cati), Trichinosis (Trichinella spiralis), and Whipworms (Trichuris trichiura and Trichuris vulpis).

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