Trichinella spiralis – the “pork worm”

Trichinella spiralis is the smallest nematode parasite in humans. It causes the disease trichinosis. It is also one of the most wide spread parasites of the world. It can be contracted by eating raw or half-cooked pork or wild game animals.

The Tick (Ixodidae)


A tick in dark field. Ticks are parasites that feed on blood. They are known to transmit a variety of diseases, such as Lyme disease (borreliosis) and tick-borne encephalitis.