A science fair experiment by a Schwenksville, Pennsylvania teen discovered high concentration parasite eggs in the soil of a number of Montgomery County parks and led to a poster abstract at this year’s...

The free-living amoeba, Naegleria fowleri was first discovered in the 1960s by Dr. Malcolm Fowler and Dr. Rod Carter in Australia. Several hundred cases have been documented worldwide with few survivors. According...

A multi-country research team set out to determine the distribution of Taenia saginata in the Americas in a recent study published in the journal, Parasites and Vectors. Taenia saginata is a zoonotic...

Balamuthia mandrillarisis a free-living ameba that can cause a serious encephalitis infection of the brain. It is thought to enter the body when soil containing Balamuthia comes in contact with skin...

The zoonotic parasite, Giardia duodenalis (syns. G. lamblia and G. intestinalis), has been widely reported in humans and animals. Infection has been widely reported in domestic (e.g. goats, pigs, cats,...

A new study led by an infectious disease epidemiologist at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine could change the way doctors treat a common sexually transmitted disease. Professor...

The Nunavut Department of Health is advising residents of Sanikiluaq that a walrus has tested positive for trichinella. Health officials advise the public that if you ate uncooked walrus recently, and...

Transmitted by the bite of the tsetse flu (Glossina spp.), African trypanosomiasis, of sleeping sickness is a serious infection caused by microscopic parasites of the species Trypanosoma brucei. Although...

Helminthic parasites, like hookworm and liver flukes (schistosomiasis), affect an estimated 1 billion people worldwide. Infection from hookworm and schistosomiasis result in a combined loss of as much...

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...