Phylum: Nematoda - WORMS THAT CAUSE DISEASES

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What is the genus of this worm?

Ascaris

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Description of the worm in the picture before
Unique characteristic
Biogeography
Other Hosts
Mode of Infection

host small intestine
UC: female is longer than the males
Bio: U.S.
Other hosts: small intestine of horses, pigs, and humans
Mode of infection: ingesting the egg

Description of the worm in the picture before
Unique characteristic
Biogeography
Other Hosts
Mode of Infection

larvae form found in soil
UC: males have conspicuous
Bio: New world
Other hosts: humans
Mode of infection: juveniles live in soil until they can burrow into the skin & back into intestines via the lungs

What is the genus of this worm?

Trichinella

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Description of the worm in the picture before
Unique characteristic
Biogeography
Other Hosts
Mode of Infection

burrow into the circulatory system and then burrow into skeletal muscle & form a cyst
UC: causes trichinosis
Bio: everywhere except Antarctica
Other Hosts: pigs, rats, humans
Mode of infection: enters a host when a host ingests raw meat

What is the genus of this worm?

Enterobius

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Description of the worm in the picture before
Unique characteristic
Biogeography
Other Hosts
Mode of Infection

Intestinal parasite
UC: female migrates to the anal and deposits her eggs
Bio: worldwide
Other hosts: humans
Mode of infection: ingestion of eggs

What is the genus of this worm?

Macracanthorhynchus

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Description of the worm in the picture before
Unique characteristic
Biogeography
Other Hosts
Mode of Infection

spiny headed worm
UC: endoparasite entering small intestines
Bio: tropical climates
Other hosts: pigs, humans
Mode of infection: eating gubs

What is the genus of this worm?

Tubatrix

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Description of the worm in the picture before
Unique characteristic
Biogeography
Other Hosts
Mode of Infection

free-living nematode
UC: at the bottom of fermented fruit juice
Bio: worldwide
Other hosts: none
mode of infection: none

What is the genus of this worm?

Wucherieria

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Description of the worm in the picture before
Unique characteristic
Biogeography
Other Hosts
Mode of Infection

infects the lymphatic system
UC: elephantiasis
Bio: Central America
Other hosts: humans
Mode of infection: mosquito vector

What is the genus of this worm?

Dracunculus

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Description of the worm in the picture before
Unique characteristic
Biogeography
Other Hosts
Mode of Infection

Guinea worm
UC: female worm forms a blister in the skin
Bio: Asia
Other hosts: humans
Mode of infection: drinking water that is infected with guinea worm

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