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Trichuris trichiura | Global Water Pathogen Project trichiura adult


[Trichuris trichiura] . The adult worms (approximately 4 cm in length) live in the cecum and ascending colon. The life span of the adults is about 1 year.

Trichuris trichiura, Trichocephalus trichiuris or whipworm, is a parasitic roundworm (a type of Finally maturing into the adult stage in the intestines.

Adult Trichuris trichiura males are mm long, with a coiled posterior end. Adult females are mm with a straight posterior end.

CHARACTERISTICS: Trichuris trichiura is a gastrointestinal nematode in the family Trichuridae, genus Trichuris(5). T. trichiura adult parasites are characterized.

(A) Masses of Trichuris trichiura (whipworms) in colon of a child. (B) Section of large intestine showing adult whipworms (natural infection of T. vulpis in dog).