Q. 23

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Answer :

A disease caused by the practice of defecation in the open fields is Ascariasis.

Its symptoms are:


a. Fever


b. Intestinal blockage


Its mode of infection is:


a. The eggs of the parasite are excreted along with faeces of infected person which contaminate soil, water and plants.


b. A healthy person gets infected through contaminated water, fruits and vegetables.


It is caused by Ascaris (a common round worm).


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