Thursday, January 24, 2008


Types of ProtozoaPossibility (Y/N) Reasons
Naegleria fowleriNo

-Transmitted via inhalation
-Able to enter the body of an individual from the mucous membranes while he/she is swimming
-The organism can be found in fresh water lakes and soil
-But infection to humans are rare

Acanthamoeba spp.Yes

-Transmitted via inhalation into the respiratory track
-Can also be transmitted via open wound
-Found in soil or warm water lake
-Capable of causing keratitis in individual who are using contact lens

Balamuthia mandrillarisNo

-Human infections are rare

Entamoeba histolyticaYes-Transmitted by ingestion of cysts by the fecal-oral route in contaminated food and water
Giardia lambliaYes-Transmission occurs by ingestion of the cyst in fecally contaminated food and water

Trypanosoma such as:
T. cruzi
T. gambiense


-T. cruzi transmitted by Reduviid bug
-T.gambiense transmitted by tsetse fly
-Reduviid bug and tsetse fly can only be found in africa

-Levinson, W. (2006). Review Of Medical Microbiology and Immunology. (9th ed.). US: The McGraw-Hill Company

Wing Fat



Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home