What is the life cycle of ascaris?

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Biology

Adult ascaris that live within the human intestine can release up to 200 thousand eggs a day. The eggs are eliminated with human feces and mature in the environment under some heat and moisture conditions. Humans may ingest mature eggs through food contaminated by human feces or through bad hygienic habits. The eggs again inside the human intestine release larvae that cross the enteric mucosa and gain the circulation reaching the lungs. In the lungs the larva mature and go to the airway and to the pharynx when they are then swallowed. Within the gut the larvae develop into adult worms. 

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Dipti KC
Jun 7, 2023
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