List of parasites of humans

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Giardialambliasisacute giardiasis.
Giardia is one of the most common parasitic human diseases globally.

Schistosoma mansoni

intestinal schistosomiasisS. mansoniSchistosoma worm
Schistosoma mansoni is a water-borne parasite of humans, and belongs to the group of blood flukes (Schistosoma). The adult lives in the blood vessels (mesenteric veins) near the human intestine.


blastocystis hominisblastocystis infectionsBlastocystis homnis
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Pinworm infection

Pinworm infection, also known as enterobiasis, is a human parasitic disease caused by the pinworm.


antileishmanialcausative agentLeishmania donovani
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Plasmodium malariae

P. malariaequartan feverquartan ague
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Giardia lamblia

Giardia intestinalisGiardiaG. lamblia
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Plasmodium vivax

P. vivaxHaemamoeba vivaxhuman malarial parasites
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Strongyloidiasis is a human parasitic disease caused by the nematode called Strongyloides stercoralis, or sometimes S. fülleborni which is a type of helminth.

Plasmodium falciparum

P. falciparumfalciparumblood stage
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Trichomonas vaginalis

T. vaginalistrichomonatrichomonal
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Trypanosoma cruzi

antitrypanosomalT. cruziTrypanosoma
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Trypanosoma brucei

trypanosomeT. bruceiTrypanosoma brucei gambiense
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broad tapewormfish tapewormBotriocephalus latus
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This genus of snails is medically important, because the snails can carry a parasite of humans which represents a serious disease risk: the snails serve as an intermediate host (vector) for the human parasitic blood fluke, Schistosoma mansoni, that infects about 83 million people.