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Parasitic diseases

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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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Pinworms | Better Health Channel

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Malaria - Lab Tests Online AU

Malaria is an infectious disease caused by Plasmodium parasites. The parasites are spread by the bite of infected female Anopheles mosquitos. There are five types of Plasmodium (P) species which infect humans; P. malariae,P. falciparum,P. vivax,P. ovaleand P. knowlesi.

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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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Scabies - ACD

Scabies is a condition that occurs as a result of infestation with a tiny mite (parasite) called Sarcoptes scabei var hominis.

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Malaria overview -

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

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