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Parasitic diseases

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Hydatid disease - including symptoms, treatment and prevention :: SA Health

Hydatid disease is caused by eating the eggs of a tapeworm parasite present in dog faeces - large cysts can form, usually in the liver or lungs

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Tapeworms and hydatid disease - Better Health Channel

It's important for your own health to control tapeworm infection in your dog.

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Tinea - Farmer Health | Farmer Health

Tips for Tinea Tinea is a contagious fungal skin infection. Commonly affected areas include the feet (athletes foot), groin (jock itch), scalp and beneath the breasts. Tinea can be spread by skin-to-skin contact or indirectly. It is also known as...

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Parasites - NT.GOV.AU

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

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Rat Lung Worm (Angiostrongylus catonensis)

Rat lung worm is not a notifiable disease. It is an extremely rare cause of meningitis in Australia and is associated with eating infected snails and slugs. Most people make a full recovery.

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Infections and Parasites

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Worms in kids | Raising Children Network

It’s common to find worms in kids aged 5-10 years. If your child has an itchy bottom, it could be a sign of worms. Here’s how to treat and prevent worms.

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Pinworms - Better Health Channel

Despite the unsavoury reputation, a pinworm infection (worms) is relatively harmless and easily treated

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Cryptosporidiosis

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

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Primary Amoebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM)

Primary Amoebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM) Category: Infections and Parasites Topic: Parasites Send by email View as PDF Send by post Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) is a rare and severe disease caused by a single-celled amoeba called Naegleria fowleri

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