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What do protozoan infections mean?

Protozoan infections mean that a type of single-celled parasite has invaded the body and is multiplying. These parasites, referred to as a group as protozoa, are introduced most commonly through tainted food or water or an insect bite. Once in the body, some will thrive unless medications are introduced to kill them.

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