parasite

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Can Probiotics Defeat Intestinal Worms?
Nov 19, 2013 | Katharina Schwan

Last Friday a team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego presented exciting research on a potential new treatment against...

Colombia is First Country to Eliminate River Blindness
Aug 2, 2013 | Alexandra Thomsen

Colombia has just been confirmed as the first nation to eliminate the neglected tropical disease onchocerciasis, more commonly known as “river...

Cyclospora in the Midwest
Jul 18, 2013 | Naomi Nkinsi

An outbreak of the foodborne illness cyclosporiasis has sickened at least 170 people in the Midwest and health officials are searching for the...

Old World Screwworm Reported in Iraq
Jun 5, 2013 | Reem Sharhan

Old World Screwworm is a parasite that is usually active during late summer and early autumn months as the wet, hot conditions are conducive to its...

More Climate Change Woes: Avian Malaria Now Found in the Arctic
Sep 26, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

For the first time, scientists were able to confirm that Plasmodium, the parasite that causes malaria, exists and is transmissible in the frigid...

The Bond Between a Parasite’s Parasite and a Zombie Ant
Jun 5, 2012 | Jason Hayes

After taking control of the ant’s brain and forcing it to act on its behalf, the fungus erupts out of the ant’s head to reproduce. The fungal...