Today on the podcast we’ll look at the parasitic lung fluke, Paragonimus. Parasitology teacher and author, Rosemary Drisdelle joins me to discuss the life cycle, the geography of a couple of the species and how people contract this food borne trematode, or fluke.
In addition, we talk about disease and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of this flatworm.
As always, Rosemary includes an interesting nugget about the parasite, like she does in every episode.
- Clonorchis sinensis: The Chinese liver fluke
- Acanthamoeba: A rare and potentially blinding parasite
- Parasites 101: Whipworm
- Lymphatic filariasis in Nigeria: The battle against the disfiguring parasitic disease
- Parasites 101: Hookworms
- Parasites 101: Pinworms
- Parasites 101: Entamoeba histolytica
- Diphyllobothrium: The largest known tapeworms that can infect people
- Parasites 101: Swimmer’s itch
- Parasites 101: Cyclospora
- Coyote tapeworm in Alberta: 5th human case reported
- Raccoon roundworm: The rare and potentially lethal zoonosis
- A look at the neglected tropical disease, Chagas disease
- Naegleria fowleri: An interview with Dr Jennifer Cope
Intro music: “Rapture” by Ross Bugden