By: Abby Jensen & Jillian Lervaag
The objective of our STEAM project is to describe nutrient deficiencies and their associated diseases. In this case, we will be analyzing how certain parasites are able to withdraw certain micronutrients from their host and the harm they are able to cause. Using numerous peer-reviewed sources, we took this concept and created a more abstract projection: criminal investigation records. Our project includes six parasites common to human and animal welfare: Ascaris lumbricoides associated iron deficiency, Malaria associated with iron deficiency, Diphyllobothrium latum associated with vitamin B12 deficiency, Coccidiosis associated with vitamin A deficiency, Filariasis associated with vitamin A deficiency, and lastly Giardia duodenalis which is associated with vitamin A, B3, B5, B6, B12, E, and folacin deficiency. The profiles of each parasite criminal include any other names for the parasite, how large the parasite can get, where the parasite usually originates from, and where the parasite tends to be in the body.