Killer Protists

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Plasmodium Protozoa

Also known as malaria, it is one of the most common infectious diseases on the planet. It is spread by Mosquitos when they bite you. The parasite spreads through your body through your blood. The symptoms are fever, joint pain, anemia, and fatigue.

Giardia Protozoa

It is also known as giardiasis. It is spread by food or water that is contaminated by animal or human waste. Giardiasis attaches to the small intestine and sucks away at the nutrients you are supposed to get from your food. The symptoms are diarrhea, weight loss, and nutritional deprivation.

Trypansoma Protozoa

It is also called the Chagas' disease and the "sleeping sickness". It is spread by bug bites and takes over blood cells. It can spread to tissues and organs and become fatal. The symptoms are headaches, itchiness, numbness, and fever,

Pseudopfiesteria Shumwayae

It is also known as histeria. It is a protist that can heterotrophic and autotrophic. When it is heterotrophic, it releases toxins that breaks down living flesh. It is mostly found on fish and it is spread by chemical signals that the protists send to attract other protists. Symptoms are holes in your flesh and being slowly eaten alive.

By: Leila F

1st Period