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Parasitism

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Examples

Parasitism
It is bizarre creature that survives by eating its hosts' tongue and then attaching itself inside the mouth.The parasite attacks fish, burrows into it, and then eats its tongue.
Cymothoa exigua
Tapeworms get into the body when a person eats or drinks something that's infected with a worm or its eggs. Once inside the body, the tapeworm head attaches to the inner wall of the intestines. The tapeworm feeds off the food that the host is digesting.
Tapeworms
Parasitic roundworms can live on or in humans where they can cause a variety of health problems. With the exception of the parasitic roundworm that causes trichinosis, mature adult roundworms eventually end up or live in human intestines and cause infection and disease. In trichinosis, it is the movement of the larvae through the body from the intestines and their encystment (becoming enclosed in a capsule) in muscle tissue that create serious problems.
Roundworms
(aka nematodes)
Parasitism is a non-mutual symbiotic relationship between species, where one species, the parasite, benefits at the expense of the other, the host.
After eating the tongue, the parasite proceeds to live inside the fish's mouth.
An eye disease caused by the nematode worm, loa loa, or more
Loa loa Filariasis
commonly known as the eye worm.Spread via the bite of flies, Loa loa does not normally affect one's vision.
Filariasis is a parasitic disease caused by roundworms, in this case thread-like filarial worms,
Filariasis
a family of parasites that is divided into three groups depending on which part of the human body they occupy.
Emerald Cockroach Wasp
When a pair of wasps have mated,
the female finds a specific type of cockroach that she stings twice. Lacking the instinct to escape, the cockroach is now at the mercy of the wasp, who trims the roach’s antennae and then leads it to the wasp’s
burrow. Once there, the wasp lays an egg on the cockroach’s abdomen and then buries the insect. Underground, a wasp larva hatches from the egg, eats its way into the cockroach’s body and starts to slowly devour the vital organs
from the inside.
Mosquitoes and Humans
The mosquito bites the person and then sucks their blood out using their mouth, leaving swollen, red, itchy mark. They can cause eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile Virus.
Similar to tapeworms and roundworms, hookworms are intestinal parasites that live in the digestive system. The hookworm attaches to the lining of the intestinal wall and feeds on blood.
Hookworms
Ticks
Ticks are small arachnids that live on the blood of animals and humans. Ticks can cause of a number
of diseases, including Lyme disease, Q fever Colorado tick fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, African tick bite fever, Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever, tularemia, tick-borne relapsing fever, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, and tick-borne meningoencephalitis, as well as bovine anaplasmosis and probably the
Heartland virus.
Leeches
Leeches are worm like creatures that live in freshwater
and latch on and suck the blood out out of animals and people. They are not known to cause any dieseases and are used in the medical field.
Where do I see God?
I see God in Parasitism because he created all of these organisms with a special way of living even though it is a burden to some others.
Works Cited:
Woman makes grisly find in her eye -- a parasite. (n.d.). Retrieved March 24, 2015, from http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/singaporeseen/this-urban-jungle/woman-makes-grisly-find-in-her-eye-a-parasite
10 Astonishing Examples of Bizarre Parasitic Life Cycles. (2012, September 27). Retrieved March 24, 2015, from http://thebestnursingschools.net/info/bizarre-parasitic-life-cycles
Parasitic Roundworm Diseases. (n.d.). Retrieved March 24, 2015, from http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/parasiticroundworm/pages/default.aspx
Interesting Facts
There are known to be over 430 species of parasite that can and do live on or in the human body.
One of the deadliest parasites is the mosquito which can give you Malaria. Malaria has killed more people than any other disease.
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