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What is the common name for Oxyuris equi?



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Asked by OBrienEE, Last updated: Feb 12, 2020

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i.Rubiny

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Answered Sep 25, 2017

The common name for the oxyuris equi is the pinworm. Pinworms often use humans as their hosts, and this can make them a little more irritating than other parasitic worms - to humans, at least. It takes a load off of cows and horses because this is one they don’t have to worry about.

This particular worm has one side effect that makes a lot of people uncomfortable: they make the anus itch. This is because of a goop the worm secretes when inside of a host. There are a lot of risk factors, oddly. One of them is simply going to school; the sanitation in some public schools isn’t the best. Other risk factors include touching somewhere the eggs have deposited, or touching somewhere an infected person has touched after itching.

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OBrienEE

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Answered Aug 28, 2017

Pin worm
The pin worm
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