Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Symptoms
What are some symptoms of being infected with a whipworm?
The human whipworm (Trichuris trichiura or Trichocephalus trichiuris), is a roundworm, which causes trichuriasis when it infects a human large intestine. The name whipworm refers to the shape of the worm; they look like whips with wider "handles" at the posterior end. Symptoms include: Light infestations are frequently asymptomatic. Heavy infestations may have bloody diarrhea. Long-standing blood loss may lead to iron-deficiency anemia. Rectal prolapse is possible in severe cases.1 1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whipworm...
Asked in Picture and Image Searches
Where can you find a picture of the life cycle of a whipworm?
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Asked in Biology
Common name for trichinella spiralis?
Whipworm. Can be obtained in pork, or any meat eating animal (carnivorous or even omnivorous such as dogs, rats etc.) due to ingestion of insufficiently cooked meat with encapsulated larvae. Often found in pork due to the high frequency of ingestion, thus labeled as Pork-worm or Pork whipworm. ...
Asked in Massachusetts
Definition Whipworm infection is an infection of the large intestine with a type of roundworm. Alternative Names Trichuriasis Causes, incidence, and risk factors Whipworm infection is caused by the roundworm, Trichocephalus trichiura. It is a common infection that mainly affects children. Children may become infected if they swallow soil contaminated with whipworm eggs. When the eggs hatch inside the body, the whipworm sticks inside the wall of the large intestine. Whipworm is found throughout the world, especially in countries with warm, humid climates. Some outbreaks have been traced...