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How Parasitic Infections Prey On The Elderly

Effects of parasites on the elderly

Parasites are organisms that feed off a live host, and for those that infect humans, they commonly take the form of flatworms and roundworms found in contaminated meat, water, and soil. Our post The Health Impacts of Parasitic Worms mentions that symptoms of an infection include nausea, vomiting, dehydration, and fever. These are unpleasant and harmful effects […]