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A 38-year-old Chinese man suffering from abdominal pains and excreted a 20-foot tapeworm has made headlines in recent days. The man, who had a history of eating raw beef, excreted the large flatworm after...

In what is likely to be the next eradicated infectious disease following smallpox, the Carter Center announced some big progress concerning Guinea worm disease today. Only 22 cases of Guinea worm disease...

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  The Haiti Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) (computer translated) reported the results of a survey today that reveals that about a quarter of children aged 6 to 15 years suffer...

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A $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will enable the Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology to digitally preserve four major collections of parasite specimens donated to the University...

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The Texas State Aquarium reported Wednesday that while trying to control and especially difficult parasite, approximately 400 fish that inhabited several large habitats, including the Islands of Steel...

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A large parasitic worm found in the urinary system may have contributed to the death of an elderly woman in the Czech Republic, according to a AsiaOne report today. According to the report, the 76-year-old...

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The parasitic disease, Trichinellosis follows consumption of raw or undercooked meat infected with Trichinella larvae. It has been a nationally notifiable disease in the United States since 1966 and...

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In what some believe may be the next worldwide eradicated infectious disease in very short order, the number of Guinea worm disease cases decreased by another 15 percent to only 126 cases (provisional)...

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Worm infections represent a major global public health problem, leading to a variety of debilitating diseases and conditions, such as anemia, elephantiasis, growth retardation and...

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Giardia intestinalis (lamblia) is the most common intestinal parasite found in humans in the United States. Giardia is a protozoan parasite that lives in the intestine of infected humans and animals (in...