Anisakid Roundworm Research Paper

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There are three types of parasites that generally infect people. One species of parasites are the anisakid roundworm, they affect people mainly through sea food. Parasites are not a concern in well cooked fish. The three types of parasites that may affect humans are tapeworms, roundworms (nematodes), and protozoa. Some parasites remain in the intestines, others travel through the intestines to obtrude upon other organs. Tapeworms and roundworms grow in host’s body and lay their eggs there; the eggs are then passed out of the body through fecal matter and are able to inhabit others. Intestinal parasites are more likely to spread in areas with poor sanitation, such as developing countries on the African, Asian, and South American continents.

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