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Under a magnification of 128X, this photomicrograph depicts 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 Providers(s): CDC/ Dr. Mae Melvin
Creation Date: 1979
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.