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...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Guinea worm disease is usually caught by drinking water containing water fleas that carry the parasite larvae. The worms mate and grow inside the body, and after 10-14...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Combining two agents to block a parasitic worm’s life cycle boosted survival from a potentially deadly tropical disease to 85% in animal models, far better than either...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Researchers have made important progress towards a new diagnostic test for schistosomiasis, which could help the World Health Organization (WHO) achieve its goal of interrupting...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Health officials in Tharaka Nithi County in central Kenya are reporting an outbreak of  kala-azar, or visceral leishmaniasis (VL). Over the last few months, 33 cases and 5...

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By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Naegleria fowleri is a microscopic amoeba which is a single-celled living organism. It can cause a rare and devastating infection of the brain called primary amebic...