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Monsters Inside Me (Protists) Worksheet

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A worksheet covering the Protist-caused diseases featured in the Animal Planet 'Monsters Inside Me' television series.

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                                         Monsters Inside Me
                                              Diseases Caused by Protozoa

Episode 2: Outbreak!
Protozoa that are able to spread quickly and easy throughout a population.

Disease: Cryptosporidiosis                                      Species: Cryptosporidium spp.

     Excavata             Chromalveolata                 Rhizaria             Archaeplastida    Unikonta

Describe the symptoms and spread of this disease, as well as any treatment shown.




Disease: Leishmaniasis                                  30:14   Species: Leishmania spp.

     Excavata             Chromalveolata                 Rhizaria             Archaeplastida    Unikonta

Describe the symptoms and spread of this disease, as well as any treatment shown.




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Episode 4: Masters of Disguise
Protozoa that are able to deceive doctors and the immune system by looking like other cells or diseases.

Disease: Amoebic keratitis (1:47)                               Species: Acanthomoeba spp.

     Excavata             Chromalveolata                 Rhizaria             Archaeplastida   Unikonta

Describe the symptoms and spread of this disease, as well as any treatment shown.




Disease: Babesiosis                                             Species: Theileria microti

     Excavata             Chromalveolata                 Rhizaria             Archaeplastida   Unikonta

Describe the symptoms and spread of this disease, as well as any treatment shown.




Episode 5: Hijackers
Exceptionally dangerous protozoa parasites able to steal nutrients from specific tissues.

Disease: African Sleeping Sickness                              Species: Trypanosoma brucei

     Excavata             Chromalveolata                 Rhizaria             Archaeplastida   Unikonta

Describe the symptoms and spread of this disease, as well as any treatment shown.




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Disease: Amoebic Meningoencephalitis (17:04)                    Species: Naegleria fowleri

     Excavata             Chromalveolata                 Rhizaria             Archaeplastida   Unikonta

Describe the symptoms and spread of this disease, as well as any treatment shown.




Episode 6: Living With the Enemy
Protozoa that specialize as parasites; feeding off their host while keeping it alive.


Disease: Toxoplasmosis (14:33)                                  Species: Toxoplasma gondii

     Excavata             Chromalveolata                 Rhizaria             Archaeplastida   Unikonta

Describe the symptoms and spread of this disease, as well as any treatment shown.




Disease: Malaria (27:52)                                        Species: Plasmodium spp.

     Excavata             Chromalveolata                 Rhizaria             Archaeplastida   Unikonta

Describe the symptoms and spread of this disease, as well as any treatment shown.




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