Trichuris trichuria

 

A nematode called  whipworm. It is found in the cecum and large intestine in man. Man is infected by ingesting the egg which is then digested in the cecum to release the larva where it grows to adult hood to release eggs. It causes blood stained feces, rectal prolapse, weakness, loss of appetite and sometimes fever

 


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Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Eumetazoa
Superphylum Protosotomia
Phylum Ecdysozoa
SubPhylum Nematoda
Class Aphasmidia
Order Trichurata
  Suborder Dorylaimina
  Superfamily Trichuroidea
  Family Trichuridae
  Genus Trichuris
  Species T trichiuria

         

 

 

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