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Parasitic Diseases

  • By: Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales & Carlos Franco-Paredes
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

The organism that harbors the parasite and suffers a loss caused by the parasite is a host. The host in which the parasite lives its adult and sexual stage is the definitive host, whereas the host in which a parasite lives ...

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