Causes Of Parasitic Infections
- Q Are parasitic infections contagious?
Some parasitic infections can be passed from person to person. The most common way this occurs is when food that has been prepared by someone with an infection is eaten. In some cases, the condition can be spread by a tainted blood transfusion or when... Full Answer
- Q Who is most at risk for parasitic infections?
People who are exposed to conditions in which parasites thrive are most at risk for parasitic infections. These conditions include areas in which water or food may be infected with parasites or their eggs or where insects carrying the parasites are... Full Answer
- Q What are my chances of developing a parasitic infection?
Your chances of developing a parasitic infection depend greatly on your level of exposure to parasites. Parasites are more prevalent in rural areas or places that do not follow proper sanitary procedures. If your immune system is compromised either by a... Full Answer
- Q Who is most at risk for protozoan infections?
People living in or visiting tropical or sub-tropical regions are most at risk for protozoan infections. Unsanitary conditions, no matter the geographic location, can also increase protozoan infections. People with compromised immune systems, either from... Full Answer
- Q What increases my risk for parasitic infections?
Exposure to conditions in which parasites thrive increases your risk for parasitic infections. Parasites are most prevalent in rural settings or places where water or food may be more easily infected. No matter where you are, if you have a compromised... Full Answer