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parasitology

 [par″ah-si-tol´o-je]
the scientific study of parasites and parasitism.

par·a·si·tol·o·gy

(par'ă-sī-tol'ŏ-jē),
The branch of biology and of medicine concerned with all aspects of parasitism.
[parasite + G. logos, study]

parasitology

(păr′ə-sĭ-tŏl′ə-jē, -sī-)
n.
The scientific study of parasitism.

par′a·si′to·log′ic (-sī′tə-lŏj′ĭk), par′a·si′to·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
par′a·si·tol′o·gist n.

par·a·si·tol·o·gy

(par'ă-sī-tol'ŏ-jē)
The branch of biology and of medicine concerned with all aspects of parasitism.
[parasite + G. logos, study]

parasitology

The study of organisms which use other organisms as their living environment. Medical parasitology is concerned mainly with the larger, usually visible, parasites of humans such as the various worms and the external parasites (ectoparasites). Bacteria, viruses and protozoa, although parasites, are so important as to require separate disciplines and are not normally included in medical parasitology.
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Duties of NGOs and policy makers cannot be overlooked; they can play their role in designing policies in execution of integrated control strategies, screening of inefficacious drugs, minimizing quackery in treatment and control of ectoparasitism, and in recognition of the significant role of veterinarians, particularly parasitologists.
In professional associations he held memberships in the American Institute of Biological Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Microscopical Society, the American Society of Parasitologists (council member), the Annual Midwest Conference of Parasitologists, the Helminthological Society of Washington (editorial board), the International Association for Great Lakes Research, the Ohio Fish and Wildlife Association, the Wildlifc Disease Association, and the World Federation of Parasitologists.
The finding was published in a scientific paper published by American Society of Parasitologists in the Journal of Parasitology.
For this reason, the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC), the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists (AAVP) and other organizations strongly recommend that all newborn kittens be tested for these worms and be given medications that will kill the parasites--a process called "deworming"--on a routine schedule beginning when they are three weeks old.