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The Symptoms, Types and Causes of Parasite Infections

Parasite infections are caused by living organisms that have taken up residence in the host body. The organism can be single-celled multiplying inside of the host body. Others are multi-celled with the ability to live in or on the body. The most common method of entering the body is through the consumption of contaminated food or water. Other situations pass the infection by direct (physical) contact since viruses can live on objects such as doorknobs or in substances like soil, or blood. Insects and animals are also carriers of parasites. For example, one of the deadliest parasitic diseases in the world is transmitted by a mosquito in a single bite.

Information. More than 100 different parasites can reside in a human host. Anyone can get a parasite infection. The infections cause digestive and systemic problems affecting the body’s defense system by depleting its essential nutrients. An individual’s health status affects the severity of the symptoms and puts specific demographics at higher risk. Parasitic infections are known to cause destructive health disorders in elders, adolescents, younger adults, and individuals with impaired immune systems. Contracting more than one of these infections is possible. For many a combination of medications and therapeutic remedies provide the best results. A medical professional will determine a workable treatment plan for each situation.

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