Parasitic Disease


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Parasitic Disease

 

any disease caused by a parasite. Included among parasitic diseases are helminthiases, myiases, protozoan diseases (for example, malaria, amoebic dysentery, leishmaniasis, and sleeping sickness), and diseases that are caused by mites and ticks (for example, scabies). Fleas of the genus Tunga, which inhabit some tropical countries, penetrate the skin and produce a rash, itching, and suppuration. (For information on treatment and prevention of parasitic diseases, see entry under specific disease.)

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From 61% to 79% of children living in some villages are infected with four primary parasitic diseases: enterobiasis, ascariasis, giardiasis and hymenolepiasis, according to the State Sanitary and Epidemiological Supervision Department.
Madam, the colossal expansion of the world's population in recent times has observed a proportional increase in the incidence of rare parasitic diseases such as primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM).
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The Moredun Research Institute will use the EU grant to look at vaccines used against parasitic diseases such as roundworm, tapeworm and fluke, as part of a consortium including 11 European groups, three from South America plus organisations from Africa, Asia and Australia.
A letter to the editor to the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases by two parasitic disease researchers charged that limited awareness of Chagas disease among US health professionals--particularly obstetricians and gynecologists--as well as the general public is hampering public health efforts to control the disease and its spread, ABC Newsletter reported.
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Both ministries of Health and Water are launching awareness campaigns to show people how to deal with this parasitic disease. Dr Ziad Al-Nasser of the Jordan University of Science and Technology said, "Parasites are the biggest cause of water pollution.
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In regions where the parasitic disease is endemic, one infection blurs into the next.
Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease that affects around 12 million people worldwide.
An international symposium on parasitic disease control in eastern and southern Africa opened Tuesday in Nairobi, with a Japanese diplomat calling on developing countries to learn from the experience of developed nations such as Japan which have successfully eradicated parasitic diseases.