This site is indended for the education of students enrolled in ZOL 316, General Parasitology, at Michigan State University.  I do not recommend using this site as a substitute for professional advice and diagnosis of any type of infection.  If you believe you have some sort of illness caused by a parasite, seek professional help at the nearest medical facility, not via the internet.  Others should feel free to use this web site for Educational purposes.  If you find this site to be helpful and/or have any comments, please send a short e-mail or visit my homepage.  However, due to other commitments, I may not be able to respond to every inquiry, and I will not respond to those seeking medical advice - please see a medical doctor. 

Any mention of commercial products or treatments is for educational purposes only and is not an endorsement of those products.

These pages are designed for use with a Javascript enabled browser and some of the content may be lost if Javascript is disabled in your preferences.  If the bar to the right is not moving, then your Javascript is disabled.

This site is intended to provide an overview of some of the significant parasites infecting humans and associated animals. 

The information contained in these pages is not always in plain sight.  You are encouraged to investigate each page thoroughly by "mousing" over various images on the screen and clicking freely.  Some images may take time to load if you have a slow connection - please be patient.  There is usually an arrow key at the bottom of the screen to return you to the previous page (or you can use your browser's back button), and another button to return you to the entryway for this web site.  The '?' button brings you to this help page.


The majority of the images and animations are copyrighted by me or from copyright-free sources unless otherwise noted.  These materials may be used for educational purposes provided that a brief acknowledgment of the source is included.  Content and images may not be used for commercial purposes unless specific permission is obtained.  If you know of copyrights on images not noted, please contact me so appropriate acknowledgments can be made. 

Much of the material and images in these pages has been adapted from the 
DPDx, the CDC parasitology website
For further information about parasites please visit their site.  It is an excellent resource!

Other sources of information or images for this website include:
The World Health Organization - Division of Control of Tropical Diseases
The Veterinary Parasitology Images Gallery by Marcelo de Campos Pereira
The Parasite Images List by Peter Darben
Cat Gif Animations Page by Nancy Lopez

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