Endoparasites, What are endoparasites? Endo-Parasites of animals live inside their host, and derive its food and nutrients from The Host. Endoparasites depend entirely on the host for survival. These parasite called endo-parasite are very dangerous to the health of an infected animal
What are endoparasites? lists of Endo-Parasite. types of Endoparasites for humans and animals. effects of Endo-parasite.
Endoparasites are organisms that live inside the body of their host organism. They derive their nourishment and complete their life cycle by feeding on the tissues, blood, or internal organs of the host. These parasites can infect a wide range of animals, including humans.
Here are some common types of endoparasites:
Intestinal Parasites: These parasites reside in the gastrointestinal tract of the host. Examples include roundworms, tapeworms, hookworms, and threadworms. They can be acquired through contaminated food, water, or contact with infected individuals or animals.
Blood Parasites: These parasites infect the bloodstream of the host and can cause diseases such as malaria, babesiosis, and trypanosomiasis. Examples of blood parasites include the Plasmodium species (causing malaria) and the Trypanosoma species (causing African sleeping sickness and Chagas disease).
Liver and Tissue Parasites: Certain parasites specifically target the liver or other organs in the body. For instance, the liver fluke infects the liver, while the Toxoplasma gondii parasite can affect various tissues, including the brain and muscles.
Lung Parasites: Lung flukes and lungworms are examples of parasites that inhabit the respiratory system of their host. These parasites can cause respiratory problems and other complications.
Endoparasites of humans
List of human endoparasites
Endoparasites of dogs
- Liver fluke
effects of endoparasites on humans and animals
- most of the excreted by this internal parasite known as endo parasite are poisonous to their host
- Most activities of endoparasite affect digestion in the human system
- internal parasites like they are ascaris roundworms or take one consume most of the food nutrients that are supposed to enter the blood system through the villi
- in the case of tapeworm infection, the infected host will be looking dryer and thin every time
- Like the ascari\’s endoparasite can cause dizziness in an infected patient
Endoparasite of cattle
Endo parasites of goats and sheep
- Liver flukes
A general list of endoparasites
- Ascariasis (roundworms)
- Cestoda (tapeworms) including Taeniasaginata (human beef tapeworm), Taeniasolium (human pork tapeworm), Diphyllobothrium latum (fish tapeworm) and Echinococcosis (hydatid tapeworm)
- Clonorchis sinensis
- Dracunculus medinensis
- Enterobius vermicularis
- Strongyloides stercoralis
- Toxocara canis
- Entamoeba histolytica and Entamoeba coli – can cause Amoebiasis
- Balamuthia mandrillaris
- Cyclospora cayetanensis
- Toxoplasma gondii
- Leishmania – L. tropica, L. donovani, and L. mexicana are known to cause Leishmaniasis.
- Plasmodium – causes the fatal disease, Malaria. P. falciparum, P. vivax, and P. malariae are pathogenic to humans.
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