By: Kearstin & Kristopher

I'm just a lonely worm that needs to settle down. I have fought my life going from partner to partner, but I'm always being left to die. 😭😭 I don't know why nobody loves me. I'm as cute as a button.

- Smallest known nematode parasite of humans.

- Ranges from .06 to .13 inches

- This parasite is most common in carnivores and omnivores

- Causes trichinosis

My Life

I could see where you'd want to know a little bit about me before we live together. My name is Trichina Worm (scientific name: Trichinella Spiralis). I cause Trichinellosis, don't worry though, that's just a side affect of my love.

If you'd like to know more a diagram of my life is shown below.

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If you don't mind the symptoms I give, including, abdominal discomfort, nausea, diarrhea πŸ’©, muscle pains, vomitingπŸ˜–, fatigue, and fever then I know we'd be perfect together!

I have a few rules for my future partner, NEVER use the following πŸ™…πŸ™…

- Medicines such as Mebendazole or Albendazole can be used to treat infections in the intestines though mild infection does't usually need treatment.

- Doctors will more so focus on treating the symptoms because the worm infection in the muscle cannot be cured

If you like warm places, then it was meant to be ❀️

I am commonly found in Mexico, Asia, Africa, South America and the middle east. I also enjoy tropical regions.
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My other roommates were trying to prevent me, And even KILL Me 😱 (Here's what they did).

- Cook meat at the least 170 degrees fahrenheit

- Do not eat raw meat

-Do not eat meat at all

- Clean any utensils that touch meat

- Use meat thermometer

My living habits

I live inside the small intestine of my lover (host), animal of human where I mate and create more mini me's. My babies and I thrive by absorbing the already processed nutrients in your body. We like to play hide and see in raw or undercooked meat that contains cysts (MY BABIES). They can be found in pork, bear, fox, rat, horse, and even lion meat!
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If you help me thrive you can be my baby daddy 😏

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Work Cited

"Biology." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 08 Aug. 2012. Web. 23 Sept. 2015.

"The Phylum Nematoda." The Nematodes (Phylum Nematoda). N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Sept. 2015.

"Trichinella Spiralis." Animal Diversity Web. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Sept. 2015.