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- n. Plural form of filaria.
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According to the textbook, still the presence of most parasites is easy to detect with the naked eye, even the microscopic ones, like protozoa and filariae, and also the bacteria and viruses, because they change the appearance of the meat.15 This can also be seen from the illustration at left.
Moreover, the great majority of all protozoa, filariae, bacteria, and viruses are not dangerous for human consumption, because they are not transmittable to humans, i.e., they are simply excreted when consumed.16 Their greatest drawback is that they do reduce the quality of the meat.
… Others can only be identified with a microscope, such as the majority of protozoa [single-celled animals], certain blood filariae [small larvae of pathogen parasites in the blood vessels], and the trichinae.
In addition, even more common than the overt abnormalities is hidden, internal damage to the kidneys and lymphatic system caused by the filariae.
In unhygienic conditions, animals’ blood can be really swimming with germs, especially single-celled organisms (protozoa and bacteria), blood filariae (tiny larvae in the blood that are spread by mosquitoes), and the larvae of trichinae.