This lecture note
is devoted to providing general aspects of parasitology in addition to
covering human parasites in two major groups -the protozoa and helminths
including their distribution, habitat, morphology, life cycle, pathogenicity,
prevention and control, laboratory diagnosis and their relevance to
Ethiopia. It has also appendices, which discuss the collection of laboratory
specimens, preservatives of stool sample, frequently used parasitological
diagnostic methods and reagent preparation.
This note describes the following topics:
Coccidia of the World, Basic biology of Cryptosporidium, Animal and human
parasite images, Commercial reagents for cryptosporidial research and Potential
therapies for Cryptosporidium parvum.
This note covers the following topics:
Type of parasites, Nomenclature of parasites, Life cycle of parasites, Effects
of Parasites on human body, Body reaction against parasites, Body syndromes
against parasites and Treatment of parasitic disease.
note covers the following topics: Veterinary Parasitology, Parasitism, The
Spectrum of Parasitism, Ancylostomatoidea, Diptera (flies), Parasitic Diseases
of Horses, Metastrongyloidea, Siphonaptera, Parasitic Diseases of Cattle,
Rhabditoidea, Phthiraptera, Parasitic Diseases of Sheep and Goats, Ascaridoidea,
Acarina - Mites, Parasitic Diseases of Dogs and Cats, Oxyuroidea, Acarina -
Ticks , Parasiticides - the Anthelmintics, Trichuroidea, Introduction to
Protozoa, Heartworm, , Spiruroidea, Amoebae, Immune Responses to Parasites and