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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
How many deaths each year are attributed to parasitism? How many in children?
Nearly half are children
What is the previously ignored parasite that has been recently linked to high death-rate of AIDS patients?
What general negative impacts can parasites have?
Mal-absorption of food
Financial loss due to lack of work
Plant parasites diminish productive capacity
Countrywide economic instability can result from a lack of productivity