Visible parasite's eggs ?

Omar O. Barriga barriga.2 at
Tue Sep 23 22:18:36 EST 1997

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>Dear friends,

>I would like to know if there are kinds of parasites/worms
>in the human-body, which have VISIBLE eggs ? Ascaris ?

>I thank you for your time, Nir :)

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The only eggs of human parasites large enough to be visible with the 
naked eye are the eggs of lice (commonly called "nits"). The eggs of 
mosquitoes, kissing bugs, and other insects are also visible with the naked 
eye (although they are very, very small) but they are laid away from the host.
The Ascaris eggs, that are fairly large by worm's standards, are less than 
100um (about 1/250 of an inch) so they are too small to be visible.
				Omar O. Barriga

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