Human Parasitic Worms and their Symptoms


Bacteriology is the conventional branch of Microbiology, which focuses on basic microbiology, host-pathogen interactions, biochemistry, molecular biology and mechanisms, ecology and epidemiology of bacteria. Parasitology is a closest relative of Medical Microbiology that encompasses the parasite world ranging from protozoans to helminthes. The Journal of Bacteriology & Parasitology is specialist journal, which is known for its state-of –the –art presentation of the latest discoveries in Bacteriology and Parasitology.

Human Parasitic Worms and their Symptoms

Intestinal worms, also known as parasitic worms, are one of the main types of intestinal parasites. Common types of intestinal parasites include flatworms, including tapeworms and flukes, ascariasis-causing roundworms, helminths, and antomiasis infections. People with intestinal parasites can also experience dysentery. Dysentery is when an intestinal infection causes diarrhea with blood and mucus in the stool. Intestinal parasites can also cause rashes and itching around the rectum and vulva. In some cases, the worm is passed through the stool during defecation. Some people may have intestinal parasites for years without showing any symptoms. The common symptoms of intestinal parasites are abdominal pain, Diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, Bloating / flatulence, Malaise, Unexplained weight loss, Abdominal or tender pain. Roundworms are usually transmitted by contact with contaminated soil or feces. When you consume the contaminated substance, the parasites move to the intestines. Then they proliferate and grow in the intestines. Symptoms can appear as they multiply and increase in quantity and size. One way to get infected with intestinal parasites is to eat undercooked meat from infected animals, such as animals such as Cow, pig, or fish. Other possible causes of worm infection in the intestines are Consumption of contaminated water, consumption of contaminated soil, contact with contaminated feces, poor hygiene, or poor sanitization.

Children are particularly vulnerable to intestinal parasites. That's because you may be playing in an environment with contaminated soil, such as a sandbox or school playground. Older people are also at increased risk because of their weakened immunity. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 10 percent of people in developing countries are infected with intestinal parasites. People in developing countries are most at risk from drinking water from contaminated water sources and poor sanitation. Intestinal parasites can cause many symptoms in the body, some of which are similar to those of other intestinal parasites. Prompt and thorough diagnosis is essential in all cases to avoid complications. Your doctor may advise various tests to help you diagnose your intestinal parasite. These tests include stool test to check for signs of infection, blood test to detect certain parasites, colonoscopy examines intestinal parasites with a thin camera, imaging tests to check other organs for signs of damage from parasites, tape test. The tape test puts tape on the anus while a person is sleeping to look for signs of an egg.

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Maegan Smith
Journal of Bacteriology & Parasitology

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