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Round worm (Type of Nematode)
Flat worm, segmented (i.e. Tapeworm)
Host that parasite matures and reproduces in (i.e. Heartworm and dogs)
Host that harbors immature parasite stages. parasite MUST pass through this host to develop.
Caused by endoparasite
Caused by ectoparasite
Refers to the amount of time it takes an ECTOparasite to mature from egg to adult.
Worms in the blood
Round worm (i.e. earthworm)
Requires a host to live
The host is harmed and the parasite benefits
Paratenic host/Transport host
Host that carries immature parasite without harm to itself. (i.e. Rat)
Single-celled organism. Reproduces via binary fission. (i.e. Toxoplasmosis)
Houses immature form of parasite, but is not the definitive host. The parasite may mature and can spread to other hosts.
Flatworm, unsegmented. (i.e. Flukes)
Transmits infectious agents between hosts. (i.e. Ticks)
Dz spread from animals to humans
ENDOparasite maturation. Time from initial infection to eggs appearing in feces.