Thriving Species That Spread Disease In Human Habitats
When we think about the spread of disease, we often think of bacteria and viruses. But other types of organisms can cause serious problems in our environments as well.
Here are five species of organisms that spread disease in our human habitats:
A few bacteria and viruses have a knack for thriving in urban, suburban and rural settings, but not these five species of parasites. Disease-carrying animals like bats, frogs and primates thrive in urban, suburban and agricultural settings, as do many species that spread disease to humans. These five parasites spread disease in urban, suburban and agricultural settings.
The parasites that were most common in urban, suburban and agricultural settings are: the tsetse fly, the ringworm mite, the leptospirosis parasite, the tapeworm worm and the scabies mite. Among the parasitic species that spread disease to humans in the human habitats are the amebiasis parasite (the causative agent of amebiasis) and the tapeworm parasites (the carriers of tapeworm).
Although most parasite-caused diseases are spread through contact with infected animals or objects in the urban settings, some, like the ringworm parasite, can be transmitted from person to person through direct contact. In this case, both the parasite carrier and its host could be infected.
To date, researchers have found that at least one parasite, the ringworm mite, has the ability to lay its disease-carrier’s eggs on the feet of humans. Although most of these parasites can’t infect humans, they still can.
Other types of parasites that spread disease in human habitats are often spread by animal to human contact. The tsetse fly is a great example, as it usually spreads by the bite of an infected animal. The ringworm mite can also carry the tsetse virus to humans through human contact and the pathogen is also transferred via the bite of infected animals.
There are other parasites that may thrive in urban, suburban and rural settings that do not cause disease in humans. These are generally small and soft bodied parasites that can spread easily between animals, so it is possible to see people picking up the infection, and passing it on to other people.
Parasites that cause diseases in human habitats are present in all urban environments.
They are particularly prevalent in areas where urbanization is rapid and where the prevalence of livestock and other animals is high. However, these parasites are especially dangerous if they are able to survive in livestock or other animals living in the urban environment. For example, the scabies mite can survive in people and can infect and lay eggs on their skin, which can then be transferred to humans.
The parasites that thrive in urban environments are especially dangerous if they are able to survive in the soil or in animals’ feces. This is because it is easy to contaminate the soil and water, which then provide a place for the parasite to reproduce rapidly.
There are a number of parasites that thrive in rural, suburban and urban environments. One of the more popular parasites is the tapeworm. This parasite is resistant to many common pesticides and can survive in many soil types. Although it is commonly found in urban and suburban settings, it is also possible to find tapeworms in rural and suburban areas.
Tapeworms are not only capable of reproducing rapidly, but they can also infect humans when they are eaten. Even though they thrive in the human digestive tract, they are also able to survive in the intestines of animals, where they lie dormant until humans come into contact with the eggs. Once they are eaten, tapeworms can multiply rapidly and spread to people and can cause diarrhea. Since many people are allergic to tapeworms, they can infect others, resulting in an outbreak of severe diarrhea.
Giardia is another parasite that thrives in the intestines of many animals, including cats, dogs, rats, ferrets and dogs. Although the parasite can survive in feces, it is not likely to reproduce unless humans come into contact with the eggs. This parasite is capable of infecting humans and can cause diarrhea and vomiting, as well as abdominal pain and cramps. As with tapeworms, Giardia can spread between humans when people eat contaminated food or drink contaminated water.
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