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Eggs from the pinworm are directly infective to humans.
True
Where does the pinworm live and what age group do they normally infect?
Large intestine and Kids.
Where do the pinworm lay there eggs? When? What are the symptoms?
Perianal area at night, followed by extreme itching.
T/F
Pinworm cannot thrive well in the outside environment.
False. This is why you generally must treat the entire family even if only one person is infected.
Where does Ascaris live?
Small intestines.
What is "worm burden"
Infection dependent on the number of eggs ingested.
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The eggs of Ascaris are directly infective immediately after shedding.
False. They need to embryonate in warm, moist soil for ~2 weeks.