Chagas is a potentially deadly parasitic disease caused by the microorganism, Trypanosoma cruzi. It is transmitted to humans by insects known as kissing bugs, as well as via blood transfusions, organ...

Hawai‘i state health officials reported the first angiostrongyliasis, or rat lungworm disease case of 2019 in an adult resident from East Hawai‘i. The individual became ill in January and was hospitalized...

Novartis announced this week the approval of Egaten® (triclabendazole) by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of fascioliasis in patients six years of age and older. Egaten is...

An increase in infection with the tapeworm, Echinococcus, has been reported among cadets at the Suvorov Guards Military Academy in Ulyanovsk in western Russia, according to local media (computer translated). The...

Filarial worms are long thread like worms that live in the tissue and body cavities of vertebrates. Their eggs mature into tiny larvae called microfilariae. There are at least eight filarids that are of...

It doesn’t matter what’s your status in life, crabs can be found on anyone, anywhere. The pubic louse, Phthirus pubis, is typically found on pubic hair, but can also be found in armpit hair, eyebrows...

Omar Aray, director of the Anzoatiguense Health Institute (Saludanz), said that more than 300 people, mostly children, have entered several health centers in the metropolitan area of Anzoátegui state,...

A new study has identified the master regulator that maintains a healthy gut and limits damage by parasitic whipworms. Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and collaborators have revealed that...

Schistosomiasis, also known as bilharzia, is a disease caused by parasitic worms. More than 200 million people are infected worldwide. In terms of impact this disease is second only to malaria as the most...

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