During 2005–2008, more than 1 billion live animals were legally imported into the United States for food or pet trade markets. One such animal, the swamp eel, can carry parasites (worms) called gnathostomes....

In this episode in the series, Parasites 101, I talk to Parasitology teacher and author of the book, Parasites: Tales of Humanity’s Most Unwelcome Guests, Rosemary Drisdelle about the protozoa Cryptosporidiosis...

After all the headlines that came across my desk the past week or more concerning a “Japanese broad tapeworm” case in California in a daily raw sushi eater, I figured that would be the end...

In 2017, there were only 20 villages with cases of Guinea worm disease in two countries, both in Africa, compared to 23,735 villages in 21 countries on two continents in 1991. From January through December...

Fasciolosis is a well known worldwide and an important helminthic disease of silvatic ruminants caused by liver fluke species of the genus Fasciola, which is one of the most neglected diseases that can...

Officials with the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases (CHTD) are advising the public not to consume uncooked pork after the death of one person from trichinosis, according to a Vietnam News report. Two...

January is Schistosomiasis Awareness and Mass Drug Administration month in the Philippines, according to the Department of Health Calendar 2018. Schistosomiasis, also known as bilharzia, is a disease...

Taeniasis is a parasitic disease due to infection with tapeworms belonging to the genus Taenia. Three tapeworm species cause taeniasis in humans, Taenia solium, Taenia saginata and Taenia asiatica. On...

Fads and movements on what we do and don’t put in our bodies seem to plague the US and latest one has originated out of California. There has been a huge demand in Silicon Valley for very expensive “raw...

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...