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Description:Under a high magnification, this micrograph depicts an morphologically-atypical egg from the “human whipworm”, Trichuris trichiura, the causal agent of Trichuriasis. For a view depicting the usual shape of a T. trichiura egg, see PHIL 652 or 14779.
The ingestion of embryonated T. trichiura eggs can lead to the human intestinal condition, “Trichuriasis” or “whipworm”. These infections are more frequent among children, in areas with tropical weather and poor sanitation practices.
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Content Providers(s):CDC
Creation Date:1970
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Links:CDC – Div. of Parasitic Disease (DPDx) – Parasites and Health – Trichuriasis: (Trichuris trichiura)
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