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Amoebiasis

Patient UK

Amoebiasis is when your intestines (gut) become infected with the parasite Entamoeba histolytica. Entamoeba histolytica lives in the intestines of infected people. It can be passed out in their stools (faeces). Infection often occurs after drinking w...

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Antihelmintics - Medicines for Worms

Patient UK

Worms are parasites that enter the body and are able to live and feed off the person they have entered. The most common worm infection in the UK is threadworms. Medicines to treat worm are sometimes called antihelmintics.

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Bilharzia (Schistosomiasis)

the NHS website

Schistosomiasis, also known as bilharzia, is an infection caused by a parasitic worm that lives in fresh water in subtropical and tropical regions. The parasite is most commonly found throughout Africa, but also lives in parts of South America, th...

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Lyme disease

the NHS website

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is spread to humans by infected ticks. Ticks are tiny, spider-like insects found in woodland areas that feed on the blood of mammals, including humans.

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Malaria

the NHS website

Malaria is a tropical disease spread by night-biting mosquitoes. When a mosquito infected with malaria parasites (plasmodia) bites you, it injects the parasites into your body. It only takes a single mosquito bite for you to become infected. It's im...

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Malaria and pregnancy

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This patient information leaflet provides information and explains the risk about malaria and pregnancy in the UK.

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Pubic lice and scabies (looking after your sexual health)

fpa direct

This booklet gives you information about pubic lice and scabies, what you can do if you are worried that you might have them and advice on how to protect yourself.

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Ringworm

the NHS website

Ringworm is a common fungal infection. It's not caused by worms. You can usually buy medicine from a pharmacy to make it go away. Check if it's ringworm The main symptom of ringworm is a red or silver rash. The rash may be scaly, dry, swollen or ...

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Schistosomiasis (bilharzia)

the NHS website

Schistosomiasis is an infection that is caused by parasites called schistosomes. These parasites can contaminate sources of fresh water, such as lakes and rivers. Schistosomiasis is also known as bilharzia. Schistosomes are small, white-grey worms be...

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Tapeworm infections

the NHS website

Tapeworms are parasites that can live in people's intestines (bowel). They belong to a class of worms called cestoda, so are known medically as cestodes.

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Threadworms

the NHS website

Threadworms (Enterobius vermicularis) are small worm parasites that infect the intestines of humans. Threadworms, sometimes known as pinworms, are white and look like a small piece of thread. The adult female worm can be 8-13mm long, and the male wor...

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Tick-borne encephalitis

the NHS website

Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is a viral infection of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) that is spread by tiny blood-sucking parasites called ticks.

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Toxocariasis

the NHS website

Toxocariasis is a rare infection caused by roundworm parasites. Humans can catch it from handling soil or sand contaminated with infected animal faeces. Roundworm parasites are most commonly found in cats, dogs and foxes, and usually affect young ...

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Toxoplasmosis

the NHS website

Toxoplasmosis is a common condition that occurs worldwide in most birds and warm-blooded mammals, including humans. In most cases, toxoplasmosis does not have any symptoms. This is because a healthy immune system is usually able to defend the body fr...

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Trichomoniasis

the NHS website

Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by a tiny parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis (TV). Symptoms of trichomoniasis usually develop within a month of infection. However, up to half of all men and women infected with tr...

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Worms in humans

the NHS website

Some types of worms can infect people. Some can be caught in the UK and others are only caught abroad. Most worm infections aren't serious and can be easily treated with medicine. A pharmacist can help if you have: small, white worms in your poo ...

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