ID#: 5229
This photomicrograph depicts eight eggs of the human pinworm, Enterobius vermicularis, which had been mounted on cellulose tape. Eggs are deposited on perianal folds. Self-infection occurs by transferring nematode eggs to the mouth with hands that have scratched the perianal area. Person-to-person transmission can also occur through handling of contaminated clothes or bed linens.
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Content Provider(s): CDC
Creation Date: 1982
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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