The 9th session of the Uganda Onchocerciasis Elimination Expert Advisory Committee in Kampala last week revealed some good news concerning the battle against river blindness, or onchocerciasis. Health...

Scientists working out of Maynooth University, Trinity College Dublin, and Queen Mary University of London have unearthed a potential new preventative option to combat Ascaris roundworm infection.  Ascaris...

Since the start of the HIV epidemic, there have been speculations as to why HIV and the immunodeficiency syndrome it causes have spread so much more in Africa than in other countries around the world....

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National School Deworming Day, a month-long deworming activity, done every January and July in the Philippines by the Department of Health is performed to decrease soil transmitted helminthiasis cases...

During the second installment of our discussions on parasites, I was joined by microbiologist and the man behind the website, Parasitology Illustrated, Wilson Vientos. We spent the better half of the show...

I began what will be a series of broadcasts focused on parasites that infect humans. The first installment was aired on Sunday, June 19 on the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show. During the program, I...

In a significant progress against neglected tropical diseases in WHO South-East Asia Region, Maldives and Sri Lanka have eliminated lymphatic filariasis, a disease that was crippling people for decades,...

Old World cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL), a disfiguring parasitic disease transmitted by the sandfly, is not new to Syria; however, the war in Syria has greatly increased the risk for CL and reports have...

  Dracunculus medinensis. The “fiery serpent”. Guinea worm. The next human infectious disease to be eradicated? According to the latest numbers and the trend over recent years, that will...

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In the battle against the parasite-spreading vector, the tsetse fly, the Ethiopian government plans to unleash drones in parts of the country to protect livestock and people against the brutal disease...