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2014-03-21 16:23:13

Franchise corporation hosts "founding franchisees" for two-day conference HERSHEY, Pa., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Mosquito Shield Franchise Corporation recently completed

2014-03-12 11:36:56

Humans are often infected by parasites, sometimes even several species at a time.

2014-03-05 12:24:05

Innovative residential mosquito spray and tick control service fuels expansion through marketing NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Mosquito Shield

2014-03-03 23:01:53

An article featured in The Journal of Parasitology reviews the history of malaria research and examines the various approaches to that research. (PRWEB) March

Remove Head Lice Eggs At Home Easily With Regular Hair Conditioner
2014-02-26 09:13:41

Specialty hair care products designed to get rid of the eggs left behind by female head lice are no more effective at removing nits than regular conditioners, according to new research...

2014-02-26 08:29:03

Fewer Moms are Aware of Prescription Treatments for Head Lice Compared to OTC Yet Those Who Used an Rx Report Greater Satisfaction SWIFTWATER, Pa., February 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Although

Claim That Teen Selfies Cause Head Lice Epidemic May Be Nonsense
2014-02-25 08:30:21

Posing with your friends for a selfie may seem harmless enough, but at least one expert suggests that such innocent behavior could be more harmful than one may think. While teens everywhere smoosh their heads together...

2014-02-01 23:00:38

Residential mosquito spraying franchise offering proven results and turnkey operation will present at Houston expo. Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 01, 2014

2014-01-31 23:31:42

Most over the counter Head Lice Products contain chemicals and pesticides in order to kill Lice and Nits.


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Pork Tapeworm, Taenia solium
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The pork tapeworm (Taenia solium), also known simply as a tapeworm, is a species of parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species infects pigs and humans in many areas of the world including Africa, Southern Europe, Asia, South America, and some areas of North America. This species can cause cysticercosis in its larval stage, which is one of the major causes of seizures in humans. The pork tapeworm can reach an average body length between 2 to 3 meters, but...

Paragonimus westermani
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Paragonimus westermani is a species of fluke, or flatworm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species is abundant in South America and Asia and affects the lungs of humans and other hosts. It was first discovered in 1878 in Europe after two Bengal tigers died. In 1879, Ringer found this species in the lungs of a human. Manson and Erwin von Baelz identified the sputum and eggs separately in 1880, after which Manson asserted that a snail was most likely the worm's...

Echinococcus multilocularis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Echinococcus multilocularis is a species of tapeworm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. It is one of a few worms that cause echinococcosis, a disease that affects many canid species including wolves, coyotes, foxes, jackals, domesticated dogs. Humans can also contract this disease. Adult members of this species can reach an average length of .2 inches, and like other species of tapeworm, its body is segmented by three proglottids. Its head, or scolex, is equipped with...

Trichinella spiralis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Trichinella spiralis, sometimes known as the pork worm, is a parasite within the Nematoda class. It can be found in pigs, rats, humans, and bears. This worm causes trichinosis in humans, most often from consuming undercooked pork. This species is the smallest within its class, reaching an average body length of .16 centimeters. Females are twice as large as males, displaying a sexual dimorphism. The reproductive organs of females are unique to the species in that the front end holds developed...

Guinea Worm, Dracunculus medinensis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Guinea worm (Dracunculus medinensis) is a species of roundworm with the Nematoda phylum. This species is once ranged throughout Asia and Africa, including the west coasts of Africa in Guinea. Although it is not present in this range anymore, the species retains its common name. It was identified in this area by Carl Linnaeus, who discovered the parasite in many merchants along the coast. Its scientific name was also given due to a large population in one area, called Medina. Dracunculus...

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