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Common Diseases in Humans

Infection of Ascaris usually occurs by


Infection of Ascaris usually occurs by drinking water containing eggs of Ascaris. Ascaris, an intestinal parasite causes ascariasis. Symptoms of these disease include internal bleeding, muscular pain, fever, anemia and blockage of the intestinal passage. The eggs of the parasite are excreted along with the faeces of infected persons which contaminate soil, water, plants, etc. A healthy person acquires this infection through contaminated water, vegetables, fruits, etc.

Malaria, Filariasis, Dengue, etc., are some diseases spread by mosquito bite. Trypanosomiasis is spread by Tse-tse fly. Taeniasis is a disease that can be spread by eating undercooked pork.

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