ID#: 14779
This photomicrograph depicted an egg from the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura, the causal agent of trichuriasis. The ingestion of embryonated, T. trichiura eggs, leads to the whipworm infestation. These infections are more frequent among children, in areas with tropical weather, and poor sanitation practices.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ B.G. Partin
Creation Date: 1978
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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