Trichuris trichiura. Eva Dali & Quinn Quaderer. The Human Whipworm. Taxonomy. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Nematoda Superphylum : Aschelminthes Class: Enoplea Order: Trichinellida Family: Trichuridae Genus: Trichuris Species: Trichiura. Some interesting facts.
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The Human Whipworm
Microscopicallydetecting worms or eggs in stool
Sanitation: use of toilet facilities and safe disposal of feces
Mass treatment in communities with high prevalence
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Whipworm is the third most common nematode infection in humans behind Ascarids and human pinworm (E. vermicularis).
Janovy, John. Roberts, Larry. Gerald D. Schmidt & Larry S. Roberts’ Foundations of Parasitology, 8th edition. New York: McGraw Hill. 2009.
Humans get infected from ingesting contaminated plants. T/F
Poor standards of sanitation and cold climate are conditions necessary for the development and survival of eggs T/F
Adult Trichuristrichiura is found in the small intestine. T/F
The egg is pear shaped T/F
There are less than 100 worms in an infected human. What symptoms would be seen?