Dracunculus medinensis - WikipediaGordius medinensis Linnaeus , Dracunculus medinensis or Guinea worm is a nematode that causes dracunculiasis , also known as guinea worm disease. The common name "guinea worm" is derived from the Guinea region of Western Africa. Dracunculus medinensis little dragon from Medina was described in Egypt as early as the 15th century BC and possibly was the " fiery serpent " of the Israelites described in the Bible. In the midth century, the nematode Camallanus lacustris , which infects freshwater fish, was discovered to develop in copepods. This led to the discovery in by Russian naturalist Alexei Fedchenko of the means of transmission of D. Within the copepod, the D.
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The prevalence and intensity of endo and ectoparasites in shrews inhabiting in the Dasht-e Razan of Hamedan Province, Iran, were determined in this study. By live traps, 64 shrews belong to species bicoloured white-toothed shrews Crocidura leucodon were trapped during — Captured animals were euthanized and their gender recorded. The blood thick and thin smears were stained with Geimsa and examined for protozoan parasites. The prevalence of collected helminthes of Crocidura leucodon were; Capillaria crociduri Among the collected parasites, all helminthes and one sucking louse, P.
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