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

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

Microsporidians
https://web.stanford.edu/group/parasites/ParaSites2006/Microsporidiosis/microsporidia1.html
https://www.medicinenet.com/microsporidiosis/article.htm#how_are_microsporidia_transmitted
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4818719/c
https://www.cdc.gov/dpdx/microsporidiosis/index.html

Polypodium
https://bmcevolbiol.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/1471-2148-8-139
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/231889903_Cytomorphological_peculiarities_of_Polypodium_hydriforme_Cnidaria

Rickettsia — broad group of parasites
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3129005/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK431127/
https://www.cell.com/developmental-cell/fulltext/S1534-5807(04)00072-3?_returnURL=https%3A%2F%2Flinkinghub.elsevier.com%2Fretrieve%2Fpii%2FS1534580704000723%3Fshowall%3Dtrue
https://www.cdc.gov/rmsf/healthcare-providers/treatment.html
Chlamydia
https://www.cdc.gov/std/chlamydia/stdfact-chlamydia-detailed.htm
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK8091/
https://cvi.asm.org/content/24/10/e00203-17
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1952008/#!po=6.57895
https://www.cell.com/cell-reports/pdfExtended/S2211-1247(17)30569-7
https://iai.asm.org/content/82/1/2
Malaria
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2610487/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5066453/
http://sma.org/southern-medical-journal/article/malaria-primer-for-clinicians-in-the-united-states/
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1462-5822.2006.00778.x
https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/275867/9789241565653-eng.pdf
https://www.uchicagomedicine.org/forefront/biological-sciences-articles/2017/may/dna-fingerprinting-reveals-how-malaria-hides-from-the-immune-system
https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/04/27/1613018114.full
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK8584/
Legionella
https://www.cdc.gov/legionella/about/causes-transmission.html
https://www.bioscience.org/2002/v7/af/A764/fulltext.htm
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK7619/
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