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asbestos

A mineral fiber once commonly used for its fire-retarding and insulation properties. It was widely employed in insulation, roofing, floor tiles, household products, and appliances. After extensive studies,the Environmental Protection Agency determined that asbestos caused lung and stomach cancer in people exposed to it over long periods of time.If real property contains asbestos in it,most lenders will require removal,or a firm commitment for removal,before they will fund any loans to buy or renovate the property. Real estate agents are required to disclose the presence of asbestos on property, if known. Asbestos removal is generally accomplished by specially trained and licensed asbestos abatement contractors.

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We believe that Ascaris eggs persisted in farm soil for extended periods, which led to ongoing transmission (11).
There are only two reports in the literature on duodenal perforation possibly caused by Ascaris presenting as an acute abdomen [1, 2].
High rates of Hookworm after Ascaris infection in this study agrees with similar studies done in similar climatic conditions of tropics of Paraguay and Peru as well as in parts of Central America and in Surinam (14,21, 22).
When found in the gallbladder, an Ascaris lumbricoides infection most often requires a cholecystectomy.
2] Hookworm migration in the host is similar to that of Ascaris lumbricoides.
Management of hepatobiliary and pancreatic Ascaris infestation in adults after failed medical treatment.
Specimens of Ascaris suum were collected within 30 min after slaughter in a local abattoir.
Further evidence for zoonotic transmission comes from molecular analyses of DNA extracted from 11 Ascaris spp.
Her past medical history was significant for partial thickness burns to her chest when she was 4-years-old and recent treatment with albendazole for abdominal discomfort secondary to possible ascaris infection.
More than one billion of the world's population, including atleast 400 million school children are chronically infected with Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura and the hookworms (1) while schistosomiasis affects nearly 200 million people in 75 countries.
Yn aml iawn, mi fydd y person yn dioddef hylif yn casglu yn yr ysgyfaint, ac mae hwn yn cael ei alw'n niwmonia Ascaris, ac mi all fod yn farwol.
The sheep model used is naturally sensitive to an antigen derived from the roundworm Ascaris suum, developing asthma-like symptoms (such as airway constriction) when exposed to this antigen.