What kinds of worms live in humans?



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    Humans don’t naturally have worms inside the body. Worms that CAN infest the body include Flukes (live in small intestines), Tape (can occur in undercooked meat, live in intestines), Round (can get from animals and soil, live in intestines, lungs, and blood), Pin (common in children, passed through feces, grow and live in intestines), and Hookworms (live in soil in warm climates, can enter through skin, live in blood, cause anaemia)

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    Most parasites live in the intestines.  However, some flukes can live in the lungs, and tape worms have even been known to infest the human brain. 

    If you live in a first world country, however, this is extremely unlikely.

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    Certain parasites that can live and feed off the human body include roundworms (nematoda), flukes (trematoda), tapeworms (cestoda), protozoa, and skin parasites such as bedbugs (cimex lectularius), human botfly (dermatobia hominis), and scabies (sarcoptes scabiei).

    Roundworms have small teeth and oral suckers to help feed off their host. They usually reside in the stomach and/or intestinal tract, but can also be found in lymphatic vessels, and the blood stream.

    Flukes are also parasitic worms that reside in the intestines, tissue, or blood stream. Flukes can cause a host of symptoms including diarrhea, inflammation, and ulcers.

    Tapeworms live in the human gastrointestinal tract and feed off food that pass through the intestinal tract. Humans can contract tapeworms by eating raw meat (i.e. fish) infected with the parasite, dirty fingers, and unclean water. 

    Protozoan parasites can reside in the gastrointestinal tract and can cause illness such as malaria, amoebiasis, giardiasis, and sleeping sickness. Some protozoan infections such as  malaria and sleeping sickness can be deadly. 

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