Helminths

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Helminths are known as parasite worm and are large multicellular organism which can be seen by the naked eye when fully grown. They can be describe as invertebrates characterised by their bodies shape for instance elongated, flat and round bodies. Helminths form three life cycle which include eggs, larvae and adult stages [1]. They are mainly found in the intestines but can also be found in places like blood vessels. Helminths can also be found outside of living organisms, they thrive in environments that are aquatic [2].

References

  1. The Australian Society for Parasitology Inc. (n.d) Helminth Parasites (online) <Available at: http://parasite.org.au/para-site/contents/helminth-intoduction.html> (Accessed on: 20/10/2015)
  2. http://parasite.org.au/para-site/contents/helminth-intoduction.html
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