Parasites

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Facts About Parasites

A parasite is an organism that lives in another organism, obtaining food from it. They are easily caught, but are also easy to treat. Expect for roundworms, they are harmless, but socially unacceptable. You should deal with them quickly so they don't multiply. 

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Headlice

Signs and Symptoms

  • Itchy red bite marks on scalp
  • Grey/brown nits attatched to air
  • White/shiny empty egg cases on hair

How Spread 

  • Head-to-head contact

Preventation and Treatment

  • Leave conditioner on hair and wet comb with dector comb
  • Use chemical shampoo treatment
  • Use 'electic' comb
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Scabies

Signs and Symptons

  • Irritating skin rash
  • Mite 'burrows' are seen
  • If scratch rash produces septic spots

How Spread

  • Direct skin to skin contact

Preventation

  • Treat all family with lotion from GP
  • Throughly wash towls, bed linen and clothing
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Fleas

Signs and Symptoms

  • Small red bite marks

How Spread

  • Jump long distances on to others

Preventation and Treatment

  • Ensure people, houses and clothes aer clean
  • Treat pets for fleas
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Threadworms

Signs and Symptoms

  • Itching around ****
  • Works visible in faeces or around ****

How Spread 

  • Swallowing Eggs

Preventation and Treatment

  • Strict hygiene
  • Bath or shower each morning
  • Medicate whole family
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Roundworms

Signs and Symptoms

  • Fever
  • Vomitting
  • Paniful muscles and joints
  • Damage to eyesight

How Spread

  • Eating eggs from amimal faeces 

Preventation and Treatment

  • Strict pet hygiene
  • Safe disposal of animal faeces
  • Medicate the whole family
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