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BOARDSmicrobiology

Major Helminths

classificationlife cyclevectorfamily
trichuris trichiura humans fecal pollution of soil with eggs Intestinal Nematodes (roundworms)
Ascaris lumbricoides humans fecal pollution of soil with eggs Intestinal Nematodes (roundworms)
Enterobius vermicularis humans close contact "scotch tape test" Intestinal Nematodes (roundworms)
Necator americanus humans fecal pollution of soil with eggs Intestinal Nematodes (roundworms)
Strongyloides stercoralis humans, may life free fecal pollution of soil with eggs Intestinal Nematodes (roundworms)
Trichinella spiralis pigs, wild mammals consupmtion of meat containing larvae Intestinal Nematodes (roundworms)
Wuchereria Bancrofti humans, mosquitos misquito bite -- elephantitis Tissue Nematodes (roundworms)
Onchocerca volvulus humans, black flies fly bite --- river blindness Tissue Nematodes (roundworms)
loa loa humans, mangrove flies or deer flies fly bite Tissue Nematodes (roundworms)
Dracunculus medinensis humans & aquatic invertebrate ingest water containing cyclops Tissue Nematodes (roundworms)
Schistosoma japonicum humans & snails ingestion of fresh water containing larval stage Trematodes (flukes)
Sxhistosoma mansoni humans & snails ingestion of fresh water containing larval stage Trematodes (flukes)
Schistosoma haematobium humans & snails ingestion of fresh water containing larval stage Trematodes (flukes)
Opisthorchis sinensis humans, snails & fish consuption of fish Trematodes (flukes)
Paragonimus westermani humans, mammals, snails, freshwater crabs consuption of crabs Trematodes (flukes)
Taenia Saginata humans, cattle "Largest Tapeworm" consuption of undercooked beef Crestodes (tapeworms)
Taenia Solium Humans, swine consuption of undercooked pork Crestodes (tapeworms)
Hymenolepis Nana humans, tapeworm consumption of undercooked meat Crestodes (tapeworms)
Echinococcus granuloses humans, dogs canine feces Crestodes (tapeworms)
Diphyllobothrium latum humans, fish (causes B12 deficiency) consumption of undercooked fish Crestodes (tapeworms)
Created by: missyh23