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What do parasitic infections mean?

Parasitic infections mean that a parasite has entered the body and begun multiplying. Typically, parasites enter the body either through the mouth, via contaminated food or water, or through the skin, either by burrowing or being passed along through an insect's bite. Once a parasite begins growing or multiplying in the body, it can cause damage, and in some cases, even death.

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