Snails are an intermediate host used by the parasite during part of its life cycle.
What does IH stand for?
IH stands for Intermediate Host (life cycle of parasites)
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- Információs Hivatal (Information Office, Hungary; since 1989)
- Information Highway
- Inguinal Hernia
- Initial Heading
- Inner Housing
- Institute of Hydrology (UK)
- Instituti I Hitorisë (Albanian: Institute of History in Kosova)
- Integrated Humanities (schools)
- Intense Hurricane
- Intercomputer Handler
- Intermittent Hypoxia
- International Harvester
- International House (world organisation)
- Interstate Highway
- Intracranial Hypertension
- Industrial Hygiene and Hazardous Material
- International Hotel and Motel Educational Exposition
- International Hotel & Restaurant Association
- Industrial Health and Safety
- Intravenous Hollow Fiber Gas Transfer Device
Samples in periodicals archive:
In contrast, humans act as the intermediate host of the parasite when they ingest the tapeworm eggs by eating food infected with them (the mother in this case may have infected her child this way).
Following ingestion by a human or ungulate intermediate host (sheep, goats, pigs, cattle, horses, and camels), an oncosphere larva is released from the egg.
The giant African snail Achatina fulica as natural intermediate host of Angiostrongylus cantonensis in Pernambuco, northeast Brazil.
However, lymnaeid snails were found at 10 of 12 sites in the aquatic gastropod surveys indicating that the intermediate hosts for this parasite occur widely throughout the range of moose in North Dakota.
The bean clam, Donax gouldii, is an intermediate host of the monorchid trematode Postmonorchis donacis.
Egg ingestion leads to release of the embryo into the duodenum of the intermediate host with penetration of the intestinal wall leading to spread via the portal circulation.
2) Human flu can be passed to the same intermediate host as bird flu.