Parasitic Zoonoses.

(Part 15, Zoonotic Diseases, VPE)

Topic: Taeniasis and Cysticercosis, Hydatidosis (Echinococcosis), Larva Migrans, Diphyllobothriasis, Trichinellosis, Toxoplasmosis, Fasciolosis (Fasciolopsiasis), Paragonimiasis, Sarcocystosis, Cryptosporidiosis, Giardiasis, Leishmaniasis.

Parasitic Zoonoses (Helminthic Zoonoses - Trematodal, Cestodal, Nematodal and Protozoal Zoonoses)

by Dr. Ripan Biswas, Department of VPE, F/O-VAS, of WBUAFS.

Helminthic Zoonoses - Trematodal, Cestodal, Nematodal and Protozoal Zoonoses


Parasite is an organism which lives in or upon another organism (host). Virus, Bacteria, Fungi are also parasite. But Parasitology today does not include virology, bacteriology, mycology because these science have developed his independent disciplines. Therefore in present context, Helminths, arthropods and protozoa are only Parasites. And Parasitic Zoonoses are those Zoonotic diseases which caused by this parasites.

Note: The following pdf is the VPE note of Zoonotic DiseasesPart 15 of BVSc & AH. *VPE- Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology.

Topics of the PDF file of 'Parasitic Zoonoses' :

Parasitic Zoonoses - Status in India / Parasitic Zoonoses - Helminthic, Protozoal, Arthropodal / Helminthic Zoonoses - Trematodal, Cestodal, Nematodal / Trematodal Zoonoses -  Fasciolopsiasis, Schistosomiasis, Clonorchiasis, Opisthorchiasis, Paragonimiasis / Nematodal Zoonoses - Ancylostomiosis, Larva Migrans, Trichinellosis, Strongyloidiasis, Zoonotic Filariasis / Cestodal Zoonoses - Taeniasis and Cysticercosis, Diphyllobothriasis, Echinococcosis (Hydatidosis) / Protozoal Zoonoses- Trypanosomiasis, Giardiasis, Cryptosporidiosis, Leishmaniasis, Toxoplasmosis, Sarcocystosis / Conclusion. 

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Previous VPE notes of Zoonotic Diseases are - Zoonotic Diseases IntroductionEmerging & ReemergingBrucellosisTuberculosis,  LeptospirosisListeriosisRabiesJapanese EncephalitisInfluenzaCrimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF)Nipah virus EncephalitisEbola virus Infection, Plague, Fungal Zoonoses etc. Hope the note will benefited you. Share with your Vet Friends and Family. For any query knock us. Stay tuned. Thank You. Happy Learning!

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