Helminth-Caused Diseases

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For example, hookworm, scabies, tapeworm, trichinosis.

Helminths are parasitic worms, particularly parasitic roundworms (phylum Nematoda) and flatworms (phylum Platyhelminthes).

As animals, technically helminths are not microorganisms. Nevertheless, as they cause infectious diseases and in many cases are studied using the techniques of microbiology, they often are lumped together with microorganisms in general in overviews of the study of microbiology.