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Ectoparasites

  • By: Barry Pakes M.D., M.P.H.
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Parasites are organisms that feed, grow, or find shelter in or on a host organism without contributing to the survival of the host. Ectoparasites are parasites, usually insects, that reside on the exterior of the host organism, as opposed to endoparasites, ...

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