Protozoans are unicellular eukaryotic organisms
The protozoan diseases vary from mild to life threatening. Almost all human beings haveprotozoa in their body at some point in their lifetime.Protozoa is
responsible for several serioushuman diseases such as
ameobiasis, Chaga’s disea
, African sleeping sickness,leishmaniasis, and taxoplasmosis.Malaria is one of the deadliest protozoan diseases.
Nearly, 800,000 people die of malaria every year. It is transmitted by the female anopheles mosquito. Once they enter the human body, they undergo maturation in the liver and blood cells.Symptoms include fever with chills and rigor followed by excessive sweating.
Fungal infections are infections caused by a fungus, a type of microorganism. Two commoncauses of fungal infections are a fungus called tinea and yeast infections caused by thefungus
.Some very common types of fungal infections are:
Mouth (oral thrush)
Vagina (vaginal yeast infection, vaginal thrush)
This a skin infection due to a fungus. Ringworm occurs when a type of fungus calledtinea grows and multiplies on your skin (beard, feet, scalp, groin area, etc)
People can get ringworm from contact with someone who has the infection, contact withitems contaminated by the fungus, or pets that carry the fungus.
Symptoms of ringworm are Itchy, red, raised, scaly ring patches that may blister and ooze .
Ringworm can be treated by:
1) Keeping your skin clean and dry,
2) Apply over-the-counter antifungal or drying powders, lotions, or creams,
3) Washing sheets and nightclothes every day while you are infected.
Ringworm can be prevented by keeping your skin and feet clean and dry, avoid touchingpets with bald spots, wearing sandals or shoes at gyms, lockers, and pools.