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Lecture 1

Introduction to Parasitology

QuestionAnswer
Parasitic infection with the hightest incidence in the United States Trichomonas vaginlas
Parasitic infection with the highest mortality and morbidity worldwide Malaria
Transmission cycle of Giardia lamblia Human to human or animal to human
Transmission cycle of Cryptosporidium spp. Human to human or animal to human
Transmission cycle of Entamoeba histolytica Human to human
Transmission cycle of Microsporidia Human to human
Transmission cycle of Cyclospora cayetanensis Human to human
Transmission cycle of Isospora belli Human to human
Transmission cycle of Toxoplasma gondii Cat to animal or cat to human
Transmission cycle of Plasmodium spp. Mosquito to human
Transmission cycle of Trypanosoma cruzi Human to Reduviid but to Mammals
Transmission cycle of Leishmania spp. Human to Sandfly to Mammals
Transmission cycle of Babesia spp. Tick to Human
Transmission cycle of Trypanosoma brucei spp. Human to Tstetse fly to Antelopes/Cattle
Transmission cycle of Trichomonas vaginalis Human to Human
Transmission cycle of Faciolopasis, Heterophyes spp. Human to Snail to Plants
Prevention of Ameba infection Avoid contact with contaminated water
Transmission cycle of Schistosoma spp. Human to Snail
Transmission cycle of Clonorchis spp. Human to Snail to Fish/Plants
Transmission cycle of Paragonimus weatermani Human to Snail to Crabs
Transmission cycle of Fasciola spp. Human to Snail to Fish/Plants
Transmission cycle of Opisthorchis spp. Human to Snail to Fish/Plants
Transmission cycle of Hymenolepsia nana Human to Flea
Transmission cycle of Taenia sanginata Human to Cow
Transmission cycle of Diphyllobothrium latum Human to Crustacean to Fish
Transmission cycle of Taenia solium (tapeworm) Human to Pig
Transmission cycle of Taenia solium (cysticercosis) Human to Human
Transmission cycle of Echinococcus spp. Dog to Sheep
Transmission cycle of Necator, Ancylostoma spp. Human to Human
Transmission cycle of Ascaris lumbricoides Human to Human
Transmission cycle of Trichuris trichura Human to Human
Transmission cycle of Strongyloides stercoralis Human to Human
Transmission cycle of Enterobius vermicularis Human to Human
Transmission cycle of Trichinella spiralis Human to Carnivore
Transmission cycle of Ancylostoma spp. Dog to Dog or Cat to Cat
Transmission cycle of Wuchereia, Brugia spp. Human to Mosquito
Transmission cycle of Onchocerca volvulus Human to Blackfly
Transmission cycle of Loa loa Human to Redfly
Transmission cycle of Dracunculus medinensis Human to Crustacean (to water)
Transmission cycle of Toxocara canis Dog to dog
Transmission cycle of Angiostrongylus spp. Rat to Snail
Typical treatment for most Trematodes Praziquantel
Typical treatment for most Cestodes Albendazole
Typical treatment for most Nematodes Albendazole
Created by: UVAPATH4