ParasitologyTest1Introduction

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  1. Define parasitology.  What types of organisms does it encompass?
    • The study of parasites and their relationships to their hosts
    • Protozoa, trematodes (flukes), cestodes (tapeworms), nematodes (roundworms), and arthropods
  2. How many deaths each year are attributed to parasitism?  How many in children?
    • 60 million
    • Nearly half are children
  3. What is the previously ignored parasite that has been recently linked to high death-rate of AIDS patients?
    Pneumocystis
  4. What general negative impacts can parasites have?
    • Mal-absorption of food
    • Energy loss
    • Financial loss due to lack of work
    • Plant parasites diminish productive capacity
    • Countrywide economic instability can result from a lack of productivity

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