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Worms (mostly parasitic). Or the reasons you need to make sure you wash your hands and cook your meat . Fluke (Flat). Parasite Li ve in nearly every organ and blood Have suckers to attach to tissue Can get by eating infected meat Swim in water; attach and burrow through skin.

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worms mostly parasitic

Worms (mostly parasitic)

Or the reasons you need to make sure you wash your hands and cook your meat 

fluke flat
Fluke (Flat)
  • Parasite
  • Live in nearly every organ and blood
  • Have suckers to attach to tissue
  • Can get by eating infected meat
  • Swim in water; attach and burrow through skin
tapeworm flat
Tapeworm (Flat)
  • Parasitic
  • Live in intestines and absorbs host's food
  • Can also live in most organs including eyes, brain and heart
  • Head-like organ has hooks and suckers to attach
  • No mouth or intestines, but made of segments that are male and female
  • Can grow up to 30 feet
  • Causes stomach pain, diarrhea, and nausea
ribbon w orm round
Ribbon Worm (Round)
  • Parasitic
  • Slender, flattened body with long snout that has dagger-like stingers
  • Live in mostly oceans and feed on other worms and mollusks
  • Can grow up to 90 feet long
horsehair worm round
Horsehair worm (Round)
  • Parasitic
  • Looks like a coiled horsehair
  • Lives in freshwater -invades insects
  • Matures and lives in water after being passed out of the host's body
eelworm round
Eelworm (Round)
  • Parasitic
  • Tiny, threadlike parasites in plants that attacks leaves, stems and roots
  • Can survive very cold, very dry conditions
ascaris round
Ascaris(Round)
  • Parasitic
  • Found in tropical regions with poor hygiene habits
  • Food contaminated with fecal matter is eaten; the worm goes into the host's intestines walls to the lungs, then to the respiratory tract where it is swallowed again
  • Causes pneumonia, abdominal pain and diarrhea
pinworm round
Pinworm(Round)
  • Parasitic
  • Only 3/8 inches long, white body and pointed tail
  • Infects horses, rabbits, humans
  • Goes to the host's intestines and lays eggs around anus causing swelling
  • If swallowed, become adults in intestines
  • Can get under fingernails and in the clothing
  • 10 - 60% of children have at some time
trichina round
Trichina (Round)
  • Parasitic
  • Eat infected pork that is not cooked well
  • Gets into intestines, blood stream to other parts of the body causing swelling in muscles and bleeding under the skin
  • Causes diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fever, headache, muscle pain
hookworm round
Hookworm (Round)
  • Parasitic
  • Burrow through skin, usually bare feet or by eating infected food
  • Goes into the intestines; causes anemia, leg and stomach swelling, itchy hook-shaped patches on skin and leg and abdominal pain
vinegar eel round
Vinegar Eel (Round)
  • Free living
  • Harmless when swallowed
  • Lives in non-pasteurized cider vinegar and feeds on fruit pulp and bacteria that produces vinegar from cider
filaria round
Filaria (Round)
  • Parasitic
  • Caused by a mosquito in tropics and subtropics
  • Infects blood and causes swelling of limbs
leech segmented
Leech (Segmented)
  • Parasitic
  • Lives in damp places, streams, lakes and oceans
  • Blood sucker at each end - each with teeth
  • When attaches to host, gives off hirudia which prevents blood from clotting
  • Has light sensitive cells called "eyes"- sensitive to light, touch, temperature and moisture