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How people get it.

Entamoeba histolytica

Contaminated water/ food

Giardia lamblia duodenalis

Waterborne Rodents, deer, cows, cats, dogs act as zoonosis for humans"

Trichomonas vaginalis


Balantidium coli

Fecal-oral Water/food"

Isospora belli


Cyclospora cayetanensis

Guatemalan raspberry/strawberries MesclunBasil-pesto"

Cryptosporidium parvum



Deer tick Blood transfusion"

Toxoplasma gondii

Animal fecesUncooked meatOrgan transplantUnpasteurized milk"

Leishmania tropica

Phlebotamine sand flies

Leishmania braziliensis

Phlebotamine sand flies

Leishmania donovani

Phlebotamine sand flies

Trypanosoma cruzi

Triatomine ""Kissing"" Bug Blood transfusion Organ transplant"

Trypanosoma brucei

Tsetse fly

Plasmodium spp

MosquitoBlood transfusionPregnancy"

Enterobius vermicularis

Ingest eggs

Ascaris lumbricoides

Ingest eggs

Baylisascaris procyonis

Ingest eggs

Toxocara canis/cati

Ingest eggs

Trichuris trichiura

Ingest eggs

Necator americanus

Skin penetration by filariform larva

Anculostoma duodenale

Skin penetration by filariform larva

Strongyloides stercoralis

Skin penetration

Trichinella spiralis

Ingesting larvae in uncooked meat

Brugia malayi


Wuchereria bancrofti


Loa loa

Fly (Genus: Chrysops)

Mansonella spp


Onchocerca volvulus

Blackfly (Simulium damnosum)

Dirofilaria immitis


Dracunculus medinesis


Clonorchis sinensis

No human to human transfer Eat fish contaminated with metacercaria"

Fascioloa hepatica

No human to human transfer Eat vegetation contaminated with metacercaria"

Fasciolopsis buski

No human to human transfer, Eat vegetation/pork contaminated with metacercaria"

Paragonimus westermani

•Ingestion of uncooked crab

Schistosoma mansoni

•Fecal contamination of water

Schistosoma hematobium

•Fecal contamination of water

Schistosoma japonicum

•Fecal contamination of water

Taenia saginata

Eating cysticerci (larvae) in undercooked meat

Taenia sloium

Eating cysticerci (larvae) in undercooked meat

Diphyllobothrium latum

Consume larva from fish

Hymenolepis nana

Eating Tribolium beetle

Dipylidium caninum


Echinococcus granulosus

Contact w/ sheep and dogs

Echinococcus multilocularis

Fox/dog rodent cycle

intestinal coccidia that infect humans

Toxoplasma, Cryptosporidium, and Isospora

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