Hookworm eggs in faecal matter

The image shows the eggs of Hookworm as observed through foldscope.Hookworms are nematodes that infect domestic and wild canids and felids. Dogs become infected with ensheathed third stage larvae via the percutaneous (skin), oral or trans-mammary routes (Ancylostoma caninum only). All animal hookworms are zoonotic and may cause cutaneous larva migrans in people. Penetration of...

Itch mite

Sarcoptes scabiei or the itch mite is a parasitic mite (an arthropod) that burrows into skin and causes scabies. The mite is found in all parts of the world. Humans, wild and domesticated dogs and cats (in which it is one cause of mange) as well as ungulates, wild boars, bovids and apes are affected….

Oriental Rat Flea

The Oriental rat flea (Xenopsylla cheopis), also known as the tropical rat flea, is a parasite of rodents  and acts as a vector for bubonic plague causing agent- Yersinia pestis.  The picture clicked through foldscope shows the anterior ,posterior parts of the flea and also the legs of the flea.