A parasitic malady is a communicable disease caused or transmitted by a parasite. Several parasites don't cause diseases. Parasitic diseases will have an effect on all living organisms, as well as plants and mammals. The study of parasitic diseases is named parasitology.
Symptoms may mimic anemia or a hormone deficiency. Parasites are responsible for many ill health conditions including diarrhoea, gastrointestinal upset, vaginal irritation, joint pain, nervous diseases, immune dysfunction and chronic fatigue. Long term, undetected infestation can cause many systemic problems.
Parasites were detected in the fecal samples from 128 patients (53.8%). However, in the stool specimens from 106 residents only non-pathogenic protozoa were found (82.8%). Trichuris trichiura ova, Giardia lamblia cysts and trophozoites, Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts, and Balantidium coli cysts were found in the fecal samples from 22 residents (9.2%).