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Topic in Depth - Human Ectoparasites

If you were to worry about all of the parasites living on your body, often helping you, you'd never fall asleep. As a living organism part of a bigger ecosystem, humans play host to many other living things. This Topic In Depth offers a look into the fascinating world of Human Ectoparasites.
Ectoparasites
This site, from page from the encyclopedia-style web site InnVista, offers a brief introduction to some of the ectoparasitic species that make their living off...
Department of Medical Entomology:...
The University of Sydney and Westmead Hospital, Australia offers a quick introduction to the bedbug in this Web site. Information includes the natural history...
Human Body Lice Reveal the...
This site, from Australian Broadcasting Corporation, relates how the evolution of human body lice was made possible when we developed the habit of wearing...
Humans Less Hairy Thanks to...
This site, from the Australian Broadcasting Company, describes an alternative hypothesis as to why humans lost their fur: "it reduced the number of biting and...
Chiggers
The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Entomology Department offers an introduction to chiggers on this site. Information includes and introduction...
Entamoeba gingivalis
Kansas State University offers a few pictures and interesting tidbits on tooth amoebas, the toothbrush-fleeing microscopic parasites found where the teeth meet...



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