In this primer on intestinal nematodes, I look briefly at the life cycles, symptoms and pathology and diagnosis of the common parasites in this group–Enterobius vermicularis, Trichuris trichiura,...

Officials with the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, FL reported the death of T-Bone, a one year old Masai giraffe. Last week, animal care staff noticed T-Bone was lethargic, uninterested in food and producing...

Derived from nature, a potential new drug to treat two life-threatening tropical diseases has been discovered as a result of collaboration between two Welsh universities. The team of researchers, led...

In 2011, the FAO / WHO Expert Committee developed a ranking of parasites transmitted by foods of importance in world public health, which included some two dozen parasites. The Parasitology Section...

The internet is flooded with stories about a sushi loving guy and his 5 ft. tapeworm in Fresno, CA that was discussed on a podcast recently. Often when you think of the parasite risk with raw sushi,...

In this podcast, I pulled out a radio interview from the 4th of July 2016 weekend where the discussion was on foodborne parasites found in the United States. I was joined by microbiologist and the man...

Despite being shot multiple time, harboring multiple roundworm parasites and being infected with hepatitis B, the North Korean defector that made it into South Korea more than a week ago is expected to...

On today’s podcast, my special expert guest, Parasitology teacher and author of Parasites: Tales of Humanity’s Most Unwelcome Guests, Rosemary Drisdelle and I continue our look into the wonderful...

To date we’ve covered several different types of parasites on the podcast–protozoa, tapeworms and roundworms.On today’s episode of Parasites 101 on Outbreak News Interviews, we’ll be looking...

In an earlier episode of the podcast we discussed the giant intestinal roundworm, Ascaris lumbricoides–a nematode parasite. Today, we’ll look at a nematode that is about the size of a staple–Enterobius...