Introduction: Parasitic Conditions
There are many different sizes of parasites
including single-celled protozoa
and multi-celled parasites
like worms, flukes,
and even insects.
Some other small parasitic creatures
are called filaria, richettsias and spirochettes.
Fungi and yeasts are parasitic plants.
Parasitic Conditions: A parasite is a living being or organism that exists by depending on another organism. Parasites that infect humans are much more widespread than many people realize. These diseases affect not only poverty-stricken peoples in remote areas of the world, but they also can be important health problems for rich and poor throughout the world, including the United States.1
Statistics and Parasitic Conditions:
Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Parasitic Conditions,
and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center.
1. excerpt from Parasitic Roundworm Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID
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