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Description:This micrograph depicts an embryonated Ascaris lumbricoides egg with no outer mammillated layer, i.e., “decorticated”.
Embryonated, fertilized eggs become infective after 18 days to several weeks. If ingested, larvae, i.e., immature worms can hatch from the eggs and cause the intestinal infection “Ascariasis”, which infects children more often than adults.
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Content Providers(s):CDC
Creation Date:1979
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Links:CDC – Div. of Parasitic Diseases: Ascariasis
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