10 most dreaded parasites that can live in the human body
all heard about the terrible diseases that are carried by mosquitoes and other parasites, such as malaria, but not everyone knows that it is now within us, they can live. Scary? Parasites, namely worms and beetles - are living creatures that crawl freely inside the human body. The worst thing is that they can live inside us for years and decades and does not make itself felt.
10. Naegleria fowleri
Zombies - a brainless creatures that feed on human brains. Naegleria fowleri behaves the same way, she also eats the brain and affects the nervous system. Among the symptoms associated with the presence of this parasite may be called headache, nausea, vomiting, coma and even death. It is very rare parasite in the world known only 1000 cases of infection with them. The source of infection - pools of warm water, so swim with caution.
onchocerciasis filaria - a worm, worms that causes blindness in humans. To catch them in uncivilized regions high chance. The parasite infects only human cornea, causing river blindness. immunity of the person is unable to recognize the parasite, so blindness is inevitable.
8 filaria Bancroft
This parasite is often called the elephant, but not because he's huge size, but because of how he is able to mutilate the human body externally. Once in the body, human filaria behaves like other parasites. A year later, the worm has already become adults and enter the lymphatic system, which controls the outflow of fluid from the body. When an adult worm with "comrades" blocking drainage channels, no liquid wastes generated as a result of the limb becomes like a leg of an elephant.
7. Loa loa
"Loa loa" more like a cocktail name on a tropical beach on an exotic island. But in fact it is a parasite that can be transmitted by the bite of insects. The larva penetrates through the bite of the human body, while living in the area of the bite, causing inflammation and pain. Over time, the worm grows and can penetrate into the eye, people will feel even as he moves there. The worm can live in the body for up to 17 years.
6. The Gadfly
The Gadfly is able to put the body eggs. If gadfly chose someone as a victim, it will bear thousands of larvae that hatch from the eggs. The larva to grow, will have everything you find around, that is, the flesh, as a result of a hole formed in the skin, and a man will feel like the larva moves under the skin. To remove the parasite or eggs, the surgeon will need help.
When a person is swimming or bathing in water bodies with unfiltered water, it may swallow the water flea. These fleas are like polluted lakes and ponds where they sit and wait for their prey. When they get to the stomach, the gastric juice dissolves flea, but guinea worm, which was inside the flea (dracunculiasis) is passed on. A year later, the worm has already reached a length of 60-90 cm. The human body has become for him a little, and he tries to get out of it on the surface. The body starts to burn, there is a desire to plunge into cold water to get rid of burning and pain. But it is a worm and it is necessary! In the water it releases thousands of their larvae, and he remains in the body.
4. CANDIRU - fish vampire
And the parents, and representatives of the authorities are always reminded of what to write in a river or lake, swimming pool impossible. Now exactly no one will do it, reading about CANDIRU. This is a very small fish that lives in the Amazon River, which enters the bladder during urination. In the body, it feeds on the blood and flesh, causing extreme pain.
Ascaris, annelid, in the human body can grow up to 30 cm in length. You can easily get infected in rural areas. Her stay inside is not accompanied by any symptoms until the number of worms will not reach its maximum. If this happens, then it will be torment headaches, fever, nausea, diarrhea, and so on. D. Basically roundworm affect children more often than adults, because they are less likely to wash their hands.
2. Sarcoptes scabiei
Sarcoptes scabiei causes skin itching and red spots. This little parasite digs tunnels in the skin of the host, where it multiplies; blood-fed. Ticks can affect any area of skin, but are most often found on the dorsum of the hands, in the interdigital spaces, armpits, crotch.
tapeworm - the worst parasite, so to speak. Basically, it settles in the human brain lives for 20 years. During this period, there are symptoms that are so common that they are very difficult to relate to the activity of parasite. After he grows up, then seek to kill its host. Infected with the parasite can use contaminated water and meat.