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What type of parasites are common in the south america?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Parasites

South american parasites/ illnesses include: leishmania braziliensis, p.
Falciparum (malaria), yellow fever, dengue fever, filariasis, onchocerciasis, trypanosomiasis, american chagas' disease, oropouche virus, plague & typhus.

In brief: Parasites

South american parasites/ illnesses include: leishmania braziliensis, p.
Falciparum (malaria), yellow fever, dengue fever, filariasis, onchocerciasis, trypanosomiasis, american chagas' disease, oropouche virus, plague & typhus.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Several

There are many parasites in sa, including malaria (transmitted by mosquito), babesia (by ticks), schistosomas (wading in infected water), leishmania (by sandfly), toxoplasma (meat), entamoeba (food/water) & ascaris (food) to name a few.
Simple precautions, including eating well cooked food, drinking boiled or filtered water, proper footwear & bug sprays will keep you safe. Enjoy your trip.

In brief: Several

There are many parasites in sa, including malaria (transmitted by mosquito), babesia (by ticks), schistosomas (wading in infected water), leishmania (by sandfly), toxoplasma (meat), entamoeba (food/water) & ascaris (food) to name a few.
Simple precautions, including eating well cooked food, drinking boiled or filtered water, proper footwear & bug sprays will keep you safe. Enjoy your trip.
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
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