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About Transmissible Parasites

Introduction

What are parasites?
Parasites are creatures surviving in nature on expense of others. A parasite is defined to be an organism that has prolonged contact with any other organism and is detrimental to that the organism called host. A long known property is being transmissible parasites. They are transmissible in many forms and through various channels of communications. They are known to cause disease by being transmissible and by preying upon the host organism. The property of being transmissible is the dreaded factor. And is cause of lots of newly emerging and high ranking infectious diseases.

History

What are parasitic diseases?
Parasitic diseases are caused by parasites. They can live outside the body or inside it. These are usually transmissible from an infected person to a susceptible host. Parasitic diseases are transmissible and affect any part of body from skin to gastrointestinal tract, from hairs to muscles, from urinary tract to eye etc. parasitic disease are also transmissible from animals of wild and even our pets and are called zoonotic disease. Blood parasite transmissible via mosquito can cause malaria. Such transmissible parasites can cause endemic diseases too. These are important in occupational health hazards. It’s important to know about transmissible parasites because of severity of disease resulting from their infestation of body.

Features

How the diseases are transmissible?
Transmission is a dynamic process that involves the passage of a communicable disease from an infected person or group to a susceptible individual or individuals, regardless of the fact of previous infection process presence. Every transmissible disease has a way of getting transferred. Recognizing them is an important part of defensive strategy. Various ways of transmissible parasites can be summed up in these words, direct skin to skin contact like in ticks and mites, contact of skin with soil hookworm etc., aerosolized droplets from any infected person, due to contact with the intimate objects having the transmissible parasitic load on it, by ingesting food contaminated with parasites and their eggs as in pinworms, parasites are transmissible via vectors which can be either biological or mechanical as in malaria and sleeping sickness, contact with infected body fluids such as in case of STDs. Transmission of parasite is related to virulence, therefore simple precautionary steps against breaking transmissible chain can help in lowering the rate of such parasitic infestations.

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Which parasites are transmissible parasites?
Almost all the parasites are known to be transmissible here we will be telling some most common parasitic disease with the transmissible parasitic behavior of infection causing. Protozoa infections are cause by the protozoan contained water consumption. Fungus as parasites infects skin or enters in blood through open wounds or broken skin. African sleeping sickness occurs because the parasite is transmissible via bugs; amoeba is transferred by contaminated water and cause amebic infestation, round worn and other worms have similar story of transmissible. Eating infected animal meat can cause liver fluke, a scratch from your pet cat make a parasite transmissible, dengue fever, malaria and plaque involves transmissible parasites via vectors such as mosquitoes. The ticks can be transmissible from soil and gardens etc. and the list go on.
How to prevent transmissible parasites?
The knowledge about any king of transmissible parasite is helpful only when you can break the chain of its transmission and can save yourself from health hazards. Washing hands, taking prophylactic treatment, adopting preventive measures and acquiring healthy hygienic and eating habits can help you a lot. Clinical diagnostic tests must be done to ensure there exclusion from the differential in a heavily infested area.

By Ali Javed, published at 02/12/2012
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