Killer protist

Mac Cranmer

1. plasmodium

plasmodium is a protist disease known a malaria, which is very common in Africa


The classical (but rarely observed) malaria attack lasts 6-10 hours. It is carried by mosquitoes


Symptoms

: fever

: chills

: sweats

: headaches

: nausea

: body aches





Giardiasis

Giardiasis is caused by the parasite known as Giardia intestinalis. This can occur if proper hand washing is not done after using the bathroom, changing a baby's diaper or cleaning bathroom fixtures.



intestinal symptoms, which include: Diarrhea. Gas or flatulence. Greasy stool that can float.

Amoebiasis

Amoebiasis is a protozoan disease caused by Entamoeba histolytica, which secretes enzymes that dissolve the host's tissues.


Symptoms


  • Abdominal cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Excessive gas
  • Un intended weight loss

Leishmaniasis

Leishmaniasis is caused by the Leishmania parasite, which is found in southern Europe, the subtropics and the tropics. This disease is spread by the bites of sand flies that are infected with the parasite.



Symptoms

  • Skin sores, which may become a skin ulcer that heals very slowly
  • Stuffy nose, runny nose, and nosebleeds
  • Swallowing difficulty
  • Ulcers and wearing away (erosion) in the mouth, tongue, gums, lips, nose, and inner nose