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Parasitic Infections

What are protozoan infections?

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  • Single-celled parasites living and multiplying in the body are referred to as protozoan infections. The general term for these parasites is protozoa. Protozoa enter the body through the mouth or skin. Protozoa that enter through the mouth usually do so through unclean water or food. Protozoa that enter through the skin usually do so through an insect bite.

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