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where do female pinworms lay their eggs

around the anus

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what is the main symptom caused by pinworms

intense perianal intching

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how are pinworm infections prevented

preventing fecal oral spread (itching of the anus - worms under fingerails)

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what is the scotch tape diagnosis for

enterobius vermincularis

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What is the causitive agent of filariasis

wuchereria bancrofti

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Where do the wuchereria bancrofti typically infect

lymph tissue and subcutaneous tissue

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How is wuchereria bancrofti transmitted

female mosquitoes of some sort, they get the immature forms from one human, then pass them to another in its next form

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What are the initial symptoms of lymphatic filariasis

it is typically initially asymptomatic

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what is the end result of lymphatic filariasis

elephatiasis

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what is elephantiasis

when lymph becomes blocked and pools up in the cutaneious and subcutaneous areas, they get swollen and hardened

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how do you prevent wuchereria bancrofti infection

avoiding infected mosquitoes