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When you think “parasite,” you might think of leeches or some nasty tape worm, but there are some that can live inside your very own cells.

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Sources:

Sources:
CDC definition of parasite: https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/about.html

Microsporidians
https://web.stanford.edu/group/parasi…
https://www.medicinenet.com/microspor…
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
https://www.cdc.gov/dpdx/microsporidi…

Polypodium
https://bmcevolbiol.biomedcentral.com…
https://www.researchgate.net/publicat…

Rickettsia — broad group of parasites
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NB…
https://www.cell.com/developmental-ce…
https://www.cdc.gov/rmsf/healthcare-p…
Chlamydia
https://www.cdc.gov/std/chlamydia/std…
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NB…
https://cvi.asm.org/content/24/10/e00…
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
https://www.cell.com/cell-reports/pdf…
https://iai.asm.org/content/82/1/2
Malaria
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
http://sma.org/southern-medical-journ…
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/f…
https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/h…
https://www.uchicagomedicine.org/fore…
https://www.pnas.org/content/early/20…
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NB…
Legionella
https://www.cdc.gov/legionella/about/…
https://www.bioscience.org/2002/v7/af…
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NB…