Talk:Ascariasis

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Could be[edit]

Could be the ascariasis make typhoid fever?

Typhoid fever is caused by a bacterium, not a worm. See typhoid fever. Dave (talk)

Merger[edit]

I am seriously against merging this article with the article about the pathogen which causes this disease. A disease and a pathogen are distinct things, and should be treated as such, as is the standard for other infectious disease articles. OcciMoron 17:01, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

A Disease of?...[edit]

I redirected here from Large roundworm of pigs which said that "Ascaris suum is a parasitic nematode that causes Ascariasis in pigs" - meanwhile the top of This page says "Ascariasis is a human disease"...

Clarification? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.71.82.44 (talk) 12:10, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Agree.88.230.22.89 (talk) 06:12, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

Ascaris Lumb. is Human parasites. Ascaris Suum is Swine parasites.88.232.147.199 (talk) 18:41, 24 July 2013 (UTC)


Rather show the life cycle image as lead image and not the Ascaris photo as lead image?[edit]

I don't think it makes sense to use the same Ascaris photo on this page and also on the Ascaris page. If this page is meant to be about the disease then I would either show a disease photo (photo inside of the human body for example) or the life cycle image (which is currently futher down). The same will apply to the other pages on helminths. I actually think the life cycle image should in each case appear on both pages: the page about the organism (this is the organism's way of life) and on the page of the disease (this is how it infects humans). Do others agree? EvM-Susana (talk) 12:36, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

No strong position about the lead image. Image of the worm can go lower if you wish. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 18:17, 20 November 2014 (UTC)
So we concluded to put a life cycle schematic on both pages (i.e. on the organism page and the disease page) but to use two different representations where we have them available: one from CDC and one from Catarina in Mexico (UNAM). EvM-Susana (talk) 23:28, 20 November 2014 (UTC)
We should have the image in the infobox. And typically we just have one image in the lead. Have thus moved the other down. The caption is a little long for the life cycle. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 09:27, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
I thought we had agreed to have a different image in the lead for Ascariasis compared to Ascaris? Have henced replaced the image. The larva and egg is much more characteristic for the disease (the adult worm cannot multiply in the human body)EvM-Susana (talk) 22:16, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
But why delete that image altogether? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 04:55, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

I deleted it because in my opinion we should not repeat the same image on the organism page and on the disease page. I have an alternative image of Ascaris which I could upload and replace that one with. For a disease that is affecting 2-3 billion people (helminthiasis), we have a disappointingly low number of photos of the organism and of the damage that it causes in people's bodies! I think more and different photos would help to attract more attention to this problem. EvM-Susana (talk) 13:50, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

Yes as we have such a poor number of photos of many conditions we often use the same images across both pages. If you have another equally good image of the organism happy to use it here or the other page :-) Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 03:36, 1 December 2014 (UTC)
OK, done. Replaced it with a photo from Mexico. EvM-Susana (talk) 09:28, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

Proposal to remove two pieces from the US[edit]

I am suggesting to remove this sentence (or indicate that a reference is needed) (I don't know how to do this): One study indicated that the prevalence of ascariasis in the United States at about 4 million (2%).

And I suggest to remove this as it's an isolated incidence and basically irrelevant:

Society and culture[edit source | editbeta] In Canada in 1970, a postgraduate student tainted his roommates' food with Ascaris suum. Four of the people became seriously ill; two of these had acute respiratory failure.[29]

Sure Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 06:09, 2 December 2014 (UTC)
Done.
Thanks :-) Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 10:16, 2 December 2014 (UTC)