NewsDesk @bactiman63 High-ranking representatives of several countries pledged this week to devote all resources needed to interrupt transmission of Guinea worm disease and certify its eradication by...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 Penza Oblast, located about 400 miles southeast of Moscow, saw 18 cases of the parasitic disease, Opisthorchiasis, in 2021, according to the regional department of Rospotrebnadzor. Four...

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NewsDesk @bactiman63 Chagas disease is also known as “American Trypanosomiasis.” It’s caused by a blood parasite called Trypanosoma cruzi, which is transmitted by kissing bugs. Chagas disease affects...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 In Melitopol, Ukraine, surgeons removed a 2-centimeter parasite from a patient’s hand. The guy went to the hospital with a seal on his arm. Turns out it had a worm in it. “A...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 One dose of an anti-parasite drug was just as effective as two at significantly reducing the spread of scabies, the contagious, intensely itchy skin condition, according to a new...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews A 19-year-old pregnant woman from Shymkent, Kazakhstan was diagnosed with echinococcus, an extremely dangerous parasitic disease, according to a Otyrar report (computer...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Just 14* human cases of Guinea worm disease occurred worldwide in 2021, drawing nearer to the goal of global eradication, The Carter Center announced Wednesday. It is...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The National Centre for Vector Borne Diseases Control Programme (NVBDCP) of the Union Health Ministry reports 33 deaths due to visceral leishmaniasis (VL), or kala-azar...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Balamuthia mandrillaris is a free-living soil ameba that was first reported in 1990 to cause amebic meningoencephalitis in both baboons and humans. B.mandrillaris amoebic...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Ethiopia Ministry of Health reported this week the interruption of transmission of river blindness in three districts in the Oromia region. Oromia region once reported...