Monday, December 24, 2007

Answer to Case 1

What is this organism? Cyclops, a copepod or "water flea", a small crustacean
What are the objects within it? larvae of Dracunculus medinensis. Cyclops is the intermediate host for this parasite.

List 2 parasites transmitted by this vector. Bonus - list 4!
Dracunculus medinensis
Diphyllobothrium species
Gnathostoma spinigerum and G. hispidum

Great job to those who wrote in - a couple of you got all 4!

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