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TOP 25 most life-threatening parasites (25 photos)

Just want to warn you that I strongly recommend watching this post too impressionable people 🙂 Today I want to tell you about the most vile and most dangerous parasites that find their prey and developed in her body. In a word – horror and only .. Read on.

Sacculina This barnacle crustacean parasite on crabs. He literally grows through all the host’s body, draining it of nutritious juices. Crab gradually weakens and even lose the ability to regenerate. When the time comes for the parasite to reproduce, it takes a blood crab special chemicals cause the female crabs begin to care for the eggs of parasites, as their own. Struck parasite crab mating male refuses, but instead under the influence of chemical intoxication cares for the eggs of the parasite as well as female.

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Cordyceps-sided , this tropical fungus parasitic on ants. He is also renowned for being able to control the behavior of the host. When it comes time to breed fungus, it takes an ant chemical team, and he obediently climbs to the upper leaves of plants and maintains stiffness, allowing the fungus to fully grow through your body, to open bonnet and release spores into the air.

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Anisakids man risks of contracting these worms by eating poorly treated lesions of marine fish, shrimp, squid and octopus. First anizakidozom infection was recorded in 1955 in Holland, and was a source of salted herring. If razdelyvaya fish you see in her muscle tissue, eggs or milk by “some spiral” – or ruthlessly throw delicacy, or freeze the fish before – 20 degrees and holding in this state for at least two weeks. In this processing, microscopic worms and their larvae will die. After that, you can safely eat fish – the truth, the consciousness that she was “wormy” special causes no appetite.

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Volbahiya These bacteria are intracellular parasites of many insects and worms. Multiply within the host body, the bacteria manage to “attach” to his own genome. For example, the genome of some fruit flies contains also an almost complete copy of the genome volbahii.

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Sand flea Sand flea – a very dangerous parasite infecting domestic animals, rodents, monkeys and humans. Her huge spread is a real problem for countries such as Nigeria, Brazil and even Todago. In disadvantaged areas, the number of people suffering from this parasite can reach 70%. Sand fleas attack for some reason prefer men. When these parasites infecting human microscopic female flea burrows into the skin of the feet or under fingernails. Just 5-6 days after the introduction of the female abdomen, stuffed with eggs, grows to the size of a pea, causing excruciating pain owner. When the eggs are mature, female “shoots” of the environment, and then crawls out of the wound, but more often it dies right in the human body.

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Hymenoepimecis argyraphaga Wasp Wasp parasite mainly on spiders. Temporarily paralyzing its prey, the wasp on her chest attaches its eggs. Soon spider wakes up and continues his life. Developing larva gradually sucks the juices out of it, and before pupation in the spider injects a special chemical substance under the influence of which he constructs instead of the usual web special cocoon where the larva and makes the transformation into an adult wasp.

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Wandel Candiru Actually, this small translucent fish parasite in the gills of other fish that live in the rivers of the Amazon. But in looking for prey, candiru focused on ammonia smell, which is contained in water, passed through the gills. This makes it extremely dangerous to humans. If a person is in the water, sensing the chemical signal candiru lightning introduced into the anus or urethra person, even reaching the bladder. Penetrating into the body candiru inevitably dies, but the injury, which she manages to strike, just awful, and remove her dead body, covered grasping spines can only be a good surgeon.

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Trichomonas Trichomonas – it is a single-celled microorganism flagellate. Some species of Trichomonas are perfectly safe, but there are real killers. In birds, these parasites can cause severe inflammation of the mouth and throat, causing the bird can not swallow, and eventually dies. Another kind of Trichomonas (Trichomonas vaginalis) infests the human urogenital organs and causes severe disease trichomoniasis, which today is the most common disease in the world of the urogenital tract. Medical statistics says that this disease affects nearly one in ten people on the planet.

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Leishmania This whole cereal protozoa that cause severe disease called leishmaniasis. For example, leishmaniasis skin, which manifests itself in the form of painful abscesses cause Leishmania parasites first on mosquitoes and flies, and then to warm-blooded animals, including man. First, the parasites multiply in so gut bloodsucking insect, that it completely blocked. Biting human, insect parasites first burps lump into the wound, and then sucks the blood. Leishmaniasis is strongly prevalent in tropical countries, and every year in the world there are nearly two million new cases.

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Woodlouse devouring language (Cymothoa exigua) Fortunately, this crustacean man is perfectly safe.Louse attached to the first language of fish and sucks the blood out of it. When the language is dying fish, well-established parasite itself begins to perform the role of a first prosthesis, eating with blood and mucus of fish, but without causing too much damage to her.

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Trypanosome genus is very dangerous single-celled organisms, insects and parasites of warm-blooded animals. So triatomovye bugs are carriers tipanosom Trypanosoma cruzi, which causes Chagas disease in humans. The disease affects the entire body and quickly leads to death.

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Toxoplasma simplest organisms that cause serious disease – toxoplasmosis. The main hosts of the parasite – cats, humans and other warm-blooded act as intermediate hosts. Often toxoplasmosis can occur very easily, masquerading as the common cold. But the disease can decrease immunity madness, convulsions, paralysis and other disorders of the nervous system. Toxoplasmosis is especially dangerous for pregnant women, as it leads to the death of a child before birth.

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Meat fly Cochliomyia hominivorax females of this fly, inhabiting America, unnoticed eggs attached to the body of warm-blooded animals. Hatched larvae penetrate the skin, gnawing through the victim’s body in the entire hole. Especially dangerous are those kinds of flies that lay their eggs in the eyes and nose. In this case, the larvae eat the flesh of the host, can cause blindness and even get to the brain. There are cases when human nasal, affected by this parasite, doctors removed more than 150 larvae.

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Hair- very ancient water worm whose larvae feed on several kinds of insects – dragonflies, mayflies, ground beetles, etc. Adult worms pierce the host’s body and returned to the pond, where they are breeding.

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Filarial parasites on humans almost 10 different types of filarial. These extremely thin worms (their diameter does not exceed 0.3 mm) in length can dostirat almost half. Filarial distributors are blood-sucking insects. In humans, the worms can live almost anywhere. When they block the lymphatic system, the developing elephantiasis, and if accumulated in the eyes, then the person can go blind.

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Loa loa Slim roundworm Loa loa filaria and refers to the very common in West and Central Africa. Spread the parasite horseflies and other biting insects. Adult worms live under the skin. Females live larvae hatch at once, which accumulate in the lungs and peripheric blood vessels, causing a variety of tumors and inflammatory responses. Worms migrate through the body constantly, and if they get into your eyes, it can cause blindness.

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Clostridium perfringens bacterium Clostridium perfringens can cause severe food poisoning, as well as being the cause of the rapidly developing gas gangrene, in which the affected tissue bacterium literally dissolve, releasing bubbles of fetid gas.

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Schistosome larvae of this worm first developed in freshwater shellfish, and then they go into the water and attack mammals, is implanted under the skin. Schistosoma spread throughout the body and are particularly dangerous when accumulated in the bladder and sexual organs. Schistosomiasis runs hard, has a lot of diverse symptoms and causes great suffering. parasite common in Africa, China, the Philippines and Indonesia.

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River blindness , or onchocerciasis river blindness cause filaria Onchocerca volvulus. Carrier of these parasites are lice Simulium damnosum, common along the rivers of West and Central Africa. Worms of this type and their larvae are most often hit the eyes, which leads to complete loss of vision.

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Meningococcus bacteria Neisseria meningitidis in the nasopharynx parasitize many people. Unfortunately, they can cause not only a bad cold, but inflammation of the membranes of the brain – meningitis.

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Tsetse itself African Tsetse is temporary bloodsucking parasite. But when they bite it often infects their prey much more dangerous parasite – the kind tipanosom that cause deadly sleeping sickness.

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Guinea worm worm common in Africa, India and the Arabian Peninsula. Microscopic larvae live in fresh water, and when the time comes to attack humans and animals, is implanted under the skin. Adult worms can be up to 2 mm in thickness and 1 m in length. After mating, the male worms die and the females are moving into the subcutaneous layer, pierce the skin, and when the person is in the water is discharged through a made ​​aperture larvae.

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Plasmodium parasites are single-celled organisms, some species of which are capable of causing malaria.

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Negleriya Fowler This amoeba lives in fresh water, the water temperature which is 25-30 degrees. People become infected while swimming. Defeat these parasites can cause fatal meningitis. Sometimes, when the sources of contamination are even pools with chlorinated water bad. Such cases are rare, but every time cause panic, since the victims are visitors pools, spa baths and hot springs.

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Leykohloridy paradoxical Leucochloridium paradoxum – flatworms parasitic snails and birds. Snails are the intermediate hosts of the worm. Developing larva grows through the body of the snail, and when one of its appendages (called sporocysts) up snail tentacles, it is modified in such a way that it becomes very similar to the green caterpillar, which is loved by birds. To make your masquerade even more convincing larva constantly twitching outgrowth, mimicking the motion of a caterpillar. All this was started to attract the attention of birds and make it peck “caterpillar.” In the body of the infected bird worm grows into adult forms and lays eggs, which, together with bird droppings fall to the ground, and the development cycle is repeated. Special “paradoxical” this parasite is that snail tentacles deprived usually does not die, and grows itself new. Then the larva, which is in its body forms new sporocysts and again lures birds.

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