Inflammation of the cornea, caused by a variety of microbes, including Acanthamoeba.
A zygote produced by fusion of gametes in the apicomplexans (protists), which produces infective haploid spores by meiosis (sporogeny)
Any condition where parasites are present within the blood. The extent of parasitaemia can be quantified by counting the number of parasites per millilitre of blood, or by calculating the percentage of red blood cells that are infected.
Single-celled protists that have animal-like cells and are unable to photosynthesise.
Type of mitosis used by apicomplexans to produce many infective organisms.
Type of meiosis in apicomplexans that forms infective haploid spores.
Name given to any infection with the parasite Toxoplasma Gondii. This organism is found throughout the world in many birds and mammals, but it's definitive host is the Cat, since asexual reproduction of T.Gondii is confined to them.
The vegetative form of a protist parasite, released from a cyst.
Disease caused by members of the genus Trynamosoma, including sleeping sickness in Africa, and Chagas disease in south America.
A disease that is spread from humans to other animals, such as malaria
Immunity in which antibodies are transferred from one individual to another, either by mother to fetus or artificially by injecting antibodies.
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
Diagnostic technique, involving serum samples which undergo various treatments before showing colour reactions based on the antibodies present.