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Alphabetical Index of Parasitic Diseases


Acanthamoeba Infection

Acanthamoeba Keratitis Infection

African Sleeping Sickness (African trypanosomiasis)

Alveolar Echinococcosis (Echinococcosis, Hydatid Disease)

Amebiasis (Entamoeba histolytica Infection)

American Trypanosomiasis (Chagas Disease)

Ancylostomiasis (Hookworm)

Angiostrongyliasis (Angiostrongylus Infection)

Anisakiasis (Anisakis Infection, Pseudoterranova Infection)

Ascariasis (Ascaris Infection, Intestinal Roundworms)

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Babesiosis (Babesia Infection)

Balantidiasis (Balantidium Infection)


Baylisascariasis (Baylisascaris Infection, Raccoon Roundworm)

Bed Bugs

Bilharzia (Schistosomiasis)

Blastocystis hominis Infection

Body Lice Infestation (Pediculosis)

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Capillariasis (Capillaria Infection)

Cercarial Dermatitis (Swimmer's Itch)

Chagas Disease (American Trypanosomiasis)

Chilomastix mesnili Infection (Nonpathogenic [Harmless] Intestinal Protozoa)

Clonorchiasis (Clonorchis Infection)

CLM (Cutaneous Larva Migrans, Ancylostomiasis, Hookworm)

"Crabs" (Pubic Lice)

Cryptosporidiosis (Cryptosporidium Infection)

Cutaneous Larva Migrans (CLM, Ancylostomiasis, Hookworm)

Cyclosporiasis (Cyclospora Infection)

Cysticercosis (Neurocysticercosis)

Cystoisospora Infection (Cystoisosporiasis) formerly Isospora Infection

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Dientamoeba fragilis Infection

Diphyllobothriasis (Diphyllobothrium Infection)

Dipylidium caninum Infection (dog or cat tapeworm infection)

Dirofilariasis (Dirofilaria Infection)


Dracunculiasis (Guinea Worm Disease)

Drinking Water

Dog tapeworm (Dipylidium caninum Infection)

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Echinococcosis (Cystic, Alveolar Hydatid Disease)

Elephantiasis (Filariasis, Lymphatic Filariasis)

Endolimax nana Infection (Nonpathogenic [Harmless] Intestinal Protozoa)

Entamoeba coli Infection (Nonpathogenic [Harmless] Intestinal Protozoa)

Entamoeba dispar Infection (Nonpathogenic [Harmless] Intestinal Protozoa)

Entamoeba hartmanni Infection (Nonpathogenic [Harmless] Intestinal Protozoa)

Entamoeba histolytica Infection (Amebiasis)

Entamoeba polecki

Enterobiasis (Pinworm Infection)

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Fascioliasis (Fasciola Infection)

Fasciolopsiasis (Fasciolopsis Infection)

Filariasis (Lymphatic Filariasis, Elephantiasis)

Foodborne Diseases

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Giardiasis (Giardia Infection)

Gnathostomiasis (Gnathostoma Infection)

Guinea Worm Disease (Dracunculiasis)

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Head Lice Infestation (Pediculosis)

Heterophyiasis (Heterophyes Infection)

Hookworm Infection, Human

Hookworm Infection, Zoonotic (Ancylostomiasis, Cutaneous Larva Migrans [CLM])

Hydatid Disease (Cystic, Alveolar Echinococcosis)

Hymenolepiasis (Hymenolepis Infection)

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Intestinal Roundworms (Ascariasis, Ascaris Infection)

Iodamoeba buetschlii Infection (Nonpathogenic [Harmless] Intestinal Protozoa)

Isospora Infection (see Cystoisospora Infection )

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Kala-azar (Leishmaniasis, Leishmania Infection)

Keratitis (Acanthamoeba Infection)

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Leishmaniasis (Kala-azar, Leishmania Infection)

Lice Infestation (Body, Head, or Pubic Lice, Pediculosis, Pthiriasis)

Loiasis (Loa loa Infection)

Lymphatic filariasis (Filariasis, Elephantiasis)

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Malaria (Plasmodium Infection)

Microsporidiosis (Microsporidia Infection )

Mite Infestation (Scabies)


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Naegleria Infection

Neurocysticercosis (Cysticercosis)

Neglected Parasitic Infections in the U.S.

Neglected Tropical Diseases

Nonpathogenic (Harmless) Intestinal Protozoa

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Ocular Larva Migrans (Toxocariasis, Toxocara Infection, Visceral Larva Migrans)

Onchocerciasis (River Blindness)

Opisthorchiasis (Opisthorchis Infection)

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Paragonimiasis (Paragonimus Infection)

Pediculosis (Head or Body Lice Infestation)

Pthiriasis (Pubic Lice Infestation)

Pinworm Infection (Enterobiasis)

Plasmodium Infection (Malaria)

Pneumocystis jirovecii Pneumonia

Pseudoterranova Infection (Anisakiasis, Anisakis Infection)

Pubic Lice Infestation ("Crabs," Pthiriasis)

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Raccoon Roundworm Infection (Baylisascariasis, Baylisascaris Infection)

Recreational Water

River Blindness (Onchocerciasis)

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Schistosomiasis (Bilharzia)

Sleeping Sickness (Trypanosomiasis, African; African Sleeping Sickness)

Soil-transmitted Helminths

Strongyloidiasis (Strongyloides Infection)

Swimmer's Itch (Cercarial Dermatitis)

Swimming Pools

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Taeniasis (Taenia Infection, Tapeworm Infection)

Tapeworm Infection (Taeniasis, Taenia Infection)

Toxocariasis (Toxocara Infection, Ocular Larva Migrans, Visceral Larva Migrans)

Toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma Infection)

Trichinellosis (Trichinosis)

Trichinosis (Trichinellosis)

Trichomoniasis (Trichomonas Infection)

Trichuriasis (Whipworm Infection, Trichuris Infection)

Trypanosomiasis, African (African Sleeping Sickness, Sleeping Sickness)

Trypanosomiasis, American (Chagas Disease)

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Visceral Larva Migrans (Toxocariasis, Toxocara Infection, Ocular Larva Migrans)

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Waterborne Diseases

Whipworm Infection (Trichuriasis, Trichuris Infection)

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Zoonotic Diseases (Diseases spread from animals to people)

Zoonotic Hookworm Infection (Ancylostomiasis, Cutaneous Larva Migrans [CLM])

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