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Parasitic diseases

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Fleas - Better Health Channel

Fleas are parasites that feed off the blood of humans and animals, and can spread infection.

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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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Parasites - NT.GOV.AU

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

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Worms - including symptoms, treatment and prevention :: SA Health

Worms are bowel parasites - threadworm is the most common - worm eggs can survive up to 2 weeks in the environment and infect other people

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Infections and Parasites

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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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Worms in kids | Raising Children Network

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

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Vermox Tablets - myDr.com.au

Vermox Tablets - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

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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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