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Monster In Our Body

Monster In Our Body

Monster in our bodies means being or a life that can’t be seen with the naked eye. It can only be seen using a special magnifying lens called a microscope. Although it look small but they act like giant creatures are very evil. This frightening creature really existed and did not realize we would be in attendance. We can’t see them because some of them too smallest art.

These Monsters use capability to take advantage of us. It stays and eats nutrients that we eat and some cells from our body. The monsters that are about to be discuss are parasites to human.

The meaning of the parasite

The parasite is something that lives life in a way to take advantage of other living creatures. They use the main body of other life called host for food and nutrition either ride on the outside or go directly to the host.

Humans too can’t escape from parasites. There are many types of parasites that stay and take advantage of people to continue their life. Evil creature parasites were studied and identified since time immemorial. Some examples of classification of human parasites are:

  • Protozoa (the art of living things such as Plasmodium that cause malaria)

  • Helminths (group of worms that live in the human stomach)

  • Ectoparasites (leeches, ticks, mites or insects that suck human blood)

Infections Way

Parasites can penetrate or stay illegally in humans in many ways. The way it penetrates the human depends on the type of parasite. Some of whom we have heard is to use the eggs to adhere directly to the food and drinks, and some sticking on human skin and enter through the pores that are on the skin. There are several ways how infection can occur:

  • Parasite eggs

It should be understood that we are not eating worms or parasites attached to or entered letting ourselves get there. They lay their eggs and leave their eggs in many places, for example in dirty places, gear or dirty utensils, the handle and door handles of public toilets, and there are a great many on the ground. If we do not using any footwear, then this parasite eggs will stick to our feet without us realizing it.

  • Stagnant or polluted water

Water plays an important role for us, whether for drinking, bathing, cooking and cleaning clothes. Water resources must be clean and secure. If the source of our drinking water is contaminated with parasite eggs or other smallest parasites, it can be easy to entering our bodies.

  • Animal to human

Animals include our pets, whether cats, dogs, ground squirrels, birds and others. We often hold, hug and even kiss our pets, but at the same time certain parasites have moved to our body. So, we must be alert and always clean up after playing with our pet.
In addition, the vector is also a carrier of the parasite to enter the body. Vector is a carrier for virus, insects, parasites or bacteria into the human body or the victim. Often become major mosquito vector of malaria disease.

  • Human to human

Human relationships can also lead to sharing of human parasites. Direct contact between man and man as shaking hands, hugging and kissing allow infectious parasites, exchanging towels or anything that allows direct communication occurs.

  • Fruit and Food

Fruits are not washed properly can also be a good for certain parasite enters the human body. Often their eggs there in the gaps or petals fruit we eat.

Predators Vs Parasite

Predators are an animal that kill other animals to survive. It will kill live animals and discovered by the victim. Normally size is larger than the victims.

While the parasite is characteristically ride or take advantage of other animals to survive. They are cunning and very violent use substances and nutrients in the body unnoticed victim host. Their size is too smaller than compared to the victim.

The Parasites Multiply In Ihe Human Body

1.   Roundworm

In the above diagram shows the life cycle of roundworms. The eggs of roundworms will next enter the bloodstream and into the intestines. Worm eggs in the stomach will grow and mature. Large intestine in humans there are many nutrients and substances needed by the worm eggs, then the eggs will hatch producing larvae (young worms).

In a favorable environment, they continue to grow and become adult parent. A matures worms will produce very many eggs in the human stomach. The eggs will then be met through a space in the human colon. There’s some eggs out with feces and scattered on the ground.

2.   Malaria

Malaria is a disease caused by a type of Plasmodium parasite species. The eggs plasmodium in the mosquito that is transferred to humans. Subsequent he will get into the blood vessel-rich red blood cells. These eggs will stick and tried to get into the red blood cells.

Then it grows in the cells to become master called gametes. Some will multiply in abundance in red blood cells. Then the red blood cells rupture and release eggs last plasmodium and will stick to the red blood cell to another.

Symptoms Caused By Parasites

Once they made it into our bodies, so they began a new life full of nutrients needed. All sorts of effects we can feel when their presence. Effects or symptoms varies depending on the type of parasite, such as:

  • Pinworm – Anemia (pale due to blood loss), cough, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and itching in the
    anal area.

  • Roundworms- prolonged abdominal pain, diarrhea, difficulty in breathing due to airway blockage and allergies.

  • Hookworm-signs Unable to digest food, itching in the anal area, particularly at night and not enough sleep.

  • Malaria-Chills, fever, sweating, headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, anemia (pale due to blood loss), jaundice (yellowing), seizures and coma.

The Body Reacts Against Parasites

When the parasite enters a person’s bodies, or stimulus response will occur. This reaction can lead to instances of disease symptoms or a person feel uncomfortable. The presence of the parasite causing bodily functions actions produce specific enzymes to destroy parasites or expel parasites. Sometimes this can be a source of enzymes for the scientists to identify specific parasite in the laboratory.
For certain plants, they are going to produce a poison that can kill the parasite.


Appearance of roundworms                         Pinworm

Appearance of Plasmodium falciparum asexual

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Last Reviewed : 28 January 2015
Writer : Yuzi Sham b. Yusuf
Translator : Yuzi Sham b. Yusuf
Accreditor : Normah bt. Untong