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  • Introduction
    • Parasites include protozoa, helminths, and insects
  • Global Distribution of Parasitic Diseases – Malaria
  • Relationships between Species
    • Symbiosis
      • Mutualism
      • Commensalism
      • Parasitism
    • Ectoparasites
  • Location of Parasitic Infections in Human Host


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  • Intro 0:00
  • Introduction to Parasites 0:48
    • Live in Human Hosts
    • Example of Parasites
  • Extent of Parasitic Diseases 1:47
    • Parasitic Infections Cause a Tremendous Burden of Disease
    • Malaria Example
    • Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • Extent of Malaria 3:22
  • Relationships Between Species 6:51
  • Symbiosis Between Pathogen and Host 7:11
    • Symbiosis
    • Mutualism
    • Commensalism
    • Parasitism
  • Parasite Definitions 9:28
    • Parasite Definition
    • Three Major Classes
  • Ectoparasites 10:15
  • Locations of Parasitic Infection 10:48
  • Parasite Hosts and Vectors 12:21
    • Vectors Convey a Parasite from Host to Host
    • Anopheles Mosquito and Malaria
  • Example 1 13:04
  • Example 2 15:34