Tag archive for ‘parasites’
By Robert On Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Malaysia: Dead Anisakis parasite found in canned sardines

The Malaysia Ministry of Health (MOH) reported this week on dead worms found in sardine tins, prompting an investigation. Image Malaysia MOH MOH, in collaboration with the Food Safety and Quality Division is conducting More...

By Guest Author On Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Tips for Sweet and Juicy Fruits in 2018

Are you planning on growing food in your backyard? Maybe you plan to grow plenty of healthy vegetables organically, and you’d definitely benefit by visiting the seed shop by Seed Needs. Or maybe you’re into More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

‘Litter-box’ parasite used to treat cancer in mice: Dartmouth researchers

From the litter box to the laboratory, a microscopic organism native to cats shows promise in treating cancer. Dartmouth researchers’ mutated strain of T. gondii reprograms the natural power of the immune system More...

By Robert On Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Vietnamese doctor says dozens of children are admitted for meningitis linked to a parasite in snails

One physician from a Ho Chi Minh City(HCMC), Vietnam hospital says his hospital admits dozens of children with meningitis caused by eating land snails, according to a Thanh Nien News report Tuesday. The story More...

By Robert On Monday, July 14th, 2014

Maine reports Cyclospora cluster, first cases since 2010

The Maine Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported four cases of cyclosporiasis in the state in recent weeks. The cases were reported to Maine CDC from June 24-July 7th. The last known case reported in a Maine More...

By Robert On Friday, June 13th, 2014

CDC issues travel notice for the island of Corsica due to schistosomiasis

In a follow-up to a report last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today issued a travel notice for the island of Corsica (France) after reports of a cluster of schistosomiasis cases. France More...

By Robert On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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Pakistan reports second ‘brain-eating amoeba’ death of 2014

For the second time in two weeks and the second time this year, Pakistani health officials are reporting a “brain-eating amoeba” death in a Karachi-area resident. Pakistan map Photo/CIA Pakistani news More...

By Robert On Friday, May 16th, 2014

France: Schistosomiasis cluster reported in family who swam in Corsica

The Agence Regionale de Sante Corse is reporting a cluster of the parasitic disease, schistosomiasis, in people who swam in a river in Southern Corsica, according to a press statement (computer translated). Schistosoma More...

By Robert On Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
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American Samoa reports amebiasis outbreak

Epidemiologists in American Samoa are investigating an outbreak of the protozoan parasite, Entamoeba histolytica, which according to report, has sickened more than two dozen. Half of the 26 people stricken with More...

By Robert On Sunday, May 11th, 2014

What is Strongyloides stercoralis ?

Infection with Strongyloides stercoralis, a nematode parasite,  is frequently asymptomatic or may show few clinical signs. However, on occasion it can persist for many years due to autoinfection, and depending More...

By Robert On Friday, May 9th, 2014

CDC targets five Neglected Parasitic Infections in the US

When you think of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD), you think of diseases occurring in poor and developing countries. NTDs perpetuate a cycle of poverty that continues from generation to generation. Kissing bug More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Decoding the tsetse fly’s genome brings hope to controlling serious livestock disease

PRESS RELEASE Scientists have cracked the genetic code of the bloodsucking tsetse fly, prompting hope that the breakthrough will help future efforts to control one of the most devastating livestock diseases in sub-Saharan More...

By Robert On Monday, April 7th, 2014

What is pinworm?

So many of us or our family members have experienced this relatively mild though distressing infection. Pinworm is the most common worm infection in North America with up to 50% of some groups of school aged children More...

By Robert On Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

Gnathostomes in Asian swamp eels: An interview with USGS Parasitologist, Dr. Rebecca Cole

There was a interesting study, “Gnathostoma spinigerum in Live Asian Swamp Eels (Monopterus spp.) from Food Markets and Wild Populations, United States”, published in the April 2014 issue of the publication, More...

By Robert On Monday, March 17th, 2014

Nigeria’s great achievement: Guinea-worm free

The World Health Organization (WHO) presented certificates  to five African countries today indicating their new guinea-worm free status–Somalia, Cote d’Ivoire, South Africa, Niger and Nigeria. Congratulations More...

By Robert On Thursday, March 13th, 2014

USGS warns of gnathostomiasis risk in raw or undercooked Asian swamp eels

In a new study, published ahead of print in the journal, Emerging Infectious Diseases Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has found the parasitic worm, Gnathostoma species in Asian swamp eels collected More...

By Robert On Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Creepy, Dreadful, Wonderful Parasites: Discussing Acanthamoeba, Loa loa and pubic louse case studies with Dr. Bobbi Pritt

Director, Clinical Parasitology and Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN and owner of the blog, Creepy, Dreadful, Wonderful Parasites, Bobbi Pritt, MD, MSc, More...

By Robert On Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Chinese man contracts the ‘pork tapeworm’ from drinking too much pig’s blood

A man from the southern China province of Guangxi, bordering Vietnam, went to the hospital last week presenting with symptoms of weakness, dizziness, and loss of vision, according to a Rocket News report yesterday. Taenia More...

By Robert On Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Baylisascaris procyonis (raccoon roundworm) update: Interview

Michael J. Yabsley, MS, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine talks about the parasite,  Baylisascaris procyonis, aka the raccoon roundworm, the pathology, treatment, geography More...

By Robert On Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Abhishek Bachchan spreads awareness of neglected tropical diseases, named END7 campaign ambassador in India

The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (Global Network) recently named Abhishek Bachchan, Bollywood superstar and international humanitarian, as its first official END7 campaign ambassador in India to More...



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