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November 15, 2017
Gastrodiscus aegyptiacus is a parasitic fluke or parasitic worm belonging to the class of worms known as Trematodes. Adult Gastrodiscus are about 1.5cm, oval shaped with a flat body. The mouth is a muscular tube that allows sucking. As with most flukes, they are hermaphrodites and therefore have both male and female parts. The life...
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An unfortunate consequence of living in sunny South Africa is that we deal with a lot of parasite-borne diseases. Piroplasmosis is often referred to as “tick bite fever” or “biliary”. It is important to note that piroplasmosis is a blanket term which encompasses infection by either the Babesia or Theileria protozoan (a protozoan is a...
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