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Eukaryotes: Protozoa

  • Introduction
    • Description of protozoa
    • Modes of transmission between human hosts
      • Intestinal protozoa transmit via food or water
      • Blood borne protozoa transmit via insect vectors
  • Examples of Enteric and Blood Borne Protozoa
  • Medically Important Protozoa
    • Flagellates (Intestinal and Blood)
    • Amoeba (Entamoeba histolytica)
    • Sporozoa (Cyclospora and malarial parasites)
    • Ciliates

Eukaryotes: Protozoa

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Introduction to Protozoa 0:13
    • Protozoa Definition
    • Intestinal Protozoa
    • Insect Vectors
  • Transmission of Enteric Protozoa 2:02
  • Transmission of Blood Borne Protozoa: Leishmaniasis 4:50
    • Leishmaniasis Transmission Chart
    • Cutaneous Leishmaniasis
    • Visceral Leishmaniasis
  • Medically Important Protozoa 8:07
    • Four Classes
    • Described by the Systems They Infect
  • Flagellates 9:10
    • Intestinal and Genito-Urinary Flagellates
    • Blood and Tissue Flagellates
  • Ambae 10:45
    • Typically Amoeboid
    • Represented by Entamoeba, Negleria, and Acanthamoeba
  • Sporozoa 12:38
    • Alternating Sexual and Asexual Reproductive Phases
    • Cyclospora Life Stage
  • Lifecycle of Sporozoa: Cryptosporidium 16:16
  • Ciliates 17:20
    • Complex Protozoa Bearing Cilia Distributed in Rows or Patches with Two Kinds of Nuclei in Each Cell
    • Balantidium Coli
  • Example 1 20:06
  • Example 2 22:52