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Skin Zoonotic Diseases Ringworm Scabies Lice
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Ringworm This disease is also called cutaneous mycoses, dermatophytoses, and tinea. Dermatophytoses are infections of human and animals epidermal tissues caused by fungi known as dermatophytes. They penetrate and parasitize the keratinous body tissues such as skin, hair, feathers, horns or nails.
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Ringworm Classification The most important genera of dermatophytes are Microsporum and the Trichophyton . Individual species differ with respect to their host preferences. Species can be either zoophilic, geophilic, or anthrophilic. Zoophilic species are adapted to a specific animals, but can also infect man. Geophilic species are adapted primarily to live in the soil, but can also infect animals and man. Anthrophilic species are adapted to infect humans but can infect animals, these species are rare in the USA.
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Classification of Important Ringworm Species (The four in green are most important.) Genus Zoophilic Geophilic
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course AGRICULTUR 200 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.

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