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15.10: Protozoan and Helminthic Diseases of the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems

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    • 15.10A: Chagas Disease (American Trypanosomiasis)
      Chagas disease is caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi and transmitted via the reduviid bug.
    • 15.10B: Toxoplasmosis
      Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease caused by the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii and its life cycle mandates a definitive host which are cats.
    • 15.10C: Malaria
      Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease that affects humans and other animals caused by various species of the protist Plasmodium.
    • 15.10D: Leishmaniasis
      Leishmaniasis is caused by the protozoan parasite Leishmania and presents itself in two forms: cutaneous or visceral leishmaniasis.
    • 15.10E: Babesiosis
      Babesiosis is a malaria-like parasitic disease caused by infection with Babesia, a parasite transmitted to human hosts by ticks.
    • 15.10F: Schistosomiasis
      Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease caused by various species of trematodes or “flukes,” which are of the genus Schistosoma.
    • 15.10G: Swimmer’s Itch


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