Human Helminthic Diseases

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Ascariasis

Caused by Ascaris lumbricoides (Vector : Cockroach and Flies)

Symptoms are weakness, anemia, diarrhea, vomiting, etc.

Filariasis

Caused by Wucheraria bancrofti. Transmitted by female Culex mosquito.

Also called Elephantiasis – due to enlargement of body parts like legs.

Symptoms include fever, proliferation of endothelial cells and deposition of metabolites in the walls of lymph vessels resulting in swelling of affected parts.

Taeniasis

Caused by Taenia solium (or pork tapeworm). Transmitted by pig.

Symptoms are abdominal pain, indigestion, vomiting, constipation, anorexia (loss of appetite), nervous disorder.

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