The Injurious Effects Of Parasites

A parasite is an organism that depends wholly on another organism  which is the host just for it's survival.

These parasites can either be Ectoparasites as they are found on the host or Endoparasites as they are found within the body and tissues of their host. 

The parasites damage their host tissues in so many ways which include the following:

1. Parasites cause intestinal obstructions. An example is the Ascaris Lumbricoidis. 

2. Intracellular parasites usually kill their host cells within which they multiply as seen in the destruction of Red Blood Cells by the plasmodium parasites. 

3. The parasites cause damage through inflammation as a result of the rupturing of the parasitized cells. 

4. Parasites cause irritation when found in large numbers.

5. Parasites cause mechanical pressures especially those that affect the Central Nervous System. 

6. Parasites are also capable of causing vascular blockage. An example is Schistosoma. 

Therefore we should try at all cost to terminate parasites around and within us in other to avoid these effect on us. 


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  • Parasites are deleterious in nature. That mode of nutrition (Parasitic mood of nutrition) isn't healthy for the host as the parasite derives nutrients and cause harm to its host. 

    Each parasite has its own effect on its host and trust me,  all parasite are deleterious and make the host to suffer an ordeal of illness or disease.

    - Emmanuel Aibueku - 2019-10-05 17:52:18 Quote

  • Parasite are every where and we need to fight it even our body is always fighting it for us and we should always est healthy food and always wash our hand before foods because we always contact that and washing our hand is removing them for ua

    - Jamal Kilua - 2019-10-05 23:47:29 Quote

  • parasites canno0t be totally killed or bring into extintion because they also have positive effect on the soil by burrowing the rocks and other advantage which makes them useful in a bit not totally useless.

    - Lawal Ajibola - 2019-10-06 01:10:59 Quote

  • Anaphylactic shock may be induced by the sudden release of large amounts of parasite internal antigens into the bloodstream.

    • In malaria this occurs when the merozoites are released in waves from infected erythrocytes.
    • In African trypanosomiasis or sleeping sickness this occurs when the immune response leads to the massive killing and lysis of the circulating parasites.
    • Also drug treatment leading to a massive killing of the parasites may result in anaphylactic shock.

    - Junior Louis - 2019-10-06 08:06:23 Quote

  • Parasites are very nasty and are responsible for most of the common infections. Parasites not only deprive their host of nutrients but in the process cause great harm to the host and can even transfer infections to the host. In the long run they can cause serious damage to tissues and organs in the body of the host.

    - Aliyu Gana Aliyu - 2019-10-06 09:46:15 Quote

  • Parasites I have always known to be visitors that never wants to leave but I have not known how so.much dangerous it can be in I will have to share this news to those I know will benefit from the Bible let those that have ear hear

    - Okpala Obinna - 2019-10-06 13:11:52 Quote

  • I can remember been taught about parasites back in secondary school but this article for me is an eye opener. 

    I think, all parasites jave negative effects on their host in one way or the other because of their whole dependence on the host. 

    - Amebeobari Agba - 2019-10-06 14:16:37 Quote

  • I can remember been taught about parasites back in secondary school but this article for me is an eye opener. I think, all parasites jave negative effects on their host in one way or the other because of their whole dependence on the host. 

    - Ezeh Somtoo Emmanuel - 2019-10-06 14:37:13 Quote

  • I can go with this. Let's not also forget one of the major parasites some humans have in their system today, TAENIA SOLIUM  (Tape worm) it lives in the digestive tract of humans. It absorbs some of the food we eat thus little or no food digests. Taenia enters the body through eating meat like pork or beef that is not properly cooked. 

    - Chukwu miracle Chimaobim - 2019-10-06 15:03:01 Quote

  • Yea, parasites are disastrous in nature, and mostly gain access into the body by the food we eat, the water we drink. We should be conscious about what we take into the body. Food to be consumed, should be properly washed and cooked well and also to water, not all water are good for consumption.

    - Onekeneke prince - 2019-10-06 19:36:20 Quote

  • Parasites and not organisms that I wish to even be in the body system of my enemy. for example the tapeworm is a very dangerous endoparasite which can end up sucking life out of a particular person if it's not discovered early and treated effectively. 

    - NDU-ELUWA CHIMELA - 2019-10-06 19:49:36 Quote

  • Keep your environment clean always.

    Wash fruits and vegetables before eating.

    Boil animal products very well before eating.

    Do regular deworming.

    Do regular fumigation.

    Cover food at all times when not eating.

    - ADEWUSI DAMILOLA - 2019-10-08 19:23:42 Quote

  • I remember when I was still in my village my father usually give special instructions to eliminate (afọmọ) parasite.

    So when I graduate to secondary School that was when I know the real bad effect of parasites on it host. 

    - Ozidiah Isaac - 2019-10-08 21:51:46 Quote

  • The harmful effects of parasites can range from itching in the case of fleas or lice to severe illness and death from amebic infection to worn infestation.that is why hand sanitisation is important we have to wash our fruits and vegetables well before eating. 

    - CHIOMA MBONU - 2019-10-12 14:42:42 Quote

  • In addtion parasites have the following effects on hosts

    • Wasting (cachexia, spoliatrices) ...
    • Superinfections. ...
    • Production of toxic compounds. ...
    • Immunodepression. ...
    • Allergic reactions. ...
    • Anaphylactic shock may be induced by the sudden release of large amounts of parasite internal antigens into the bloodstream. ...
    • Mechanical damage. ...
    • Irritative reflexes (intestinal contractions: ascaris lumbrisquit)

    - Salim Bashir - 2019-10-13 10:15:47 Quote

  • Parasites are very dangerous to human health, most of them are poisonous to human, but yet they are found around us. To prevent it we need to keep your environment neat and tidy up always. 

    - Izuegbu Adaobi Rita - 2019-10-13 18:31:20 Quote

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