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Parasitic diseases

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Parasites - NT.GOV.AU

Scabies, strongyloidiasis, naegleria fowleri, malaria, head lice, parasites in the Northern Territory.

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Malaria - Lab Tests Online AU

Malaria is an infectious disease caused by parasites which are transferred to humans through female Anopheles mosquitos.

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Infections and Parasites

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Trichomonas | Family Planning NSW

Trichomonas (commonly known as ‘trike') is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by a parasite.

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Barmah Forest Virus

Barmah Forest Virus Category: Infections and Parasites Topic: Viral Infections Send by email View as PDF Send by post Barmah Forest virus is the name given to a virus that is carried by mosquitoes

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Cryptosporidiosis fact sheet - Fact sheets

Cryptosporidiosis is a disease caused by swallowing the Cryptosporidium parasite. It mainly causes diarrhoea and stomach cramps.

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Delusions of parasitosis

Delusions of parasitosis is a rare and very distressing psychiatric disorder. The person suffering from the condition truly believes that their skin is infested by parasites (mites, lice or other insects). However, when the skin is examined, no parasites or bugs can be seen in or on the skin.

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Malaria overview - myDr.com.au

Malaria is a serious mosquito-borne disease that is caused by a parasitic infection of the red blood cells.

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Gastroenteritis - giardiasis - Better Health Channel

Most people infected with Giardia parasites do not develop symptoms but can still spread the infection to others.

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Toxoplasmosis - Better Health Channel

Problems only occur if a woman becomes infected with parasites that cause toxoplasmosis for the first time while pregnant.

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