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According to the Blastocystis Research Foundation (BRF), Blastocystis is a highly prevalent single-celled parasite that infects the gastrointestinal tract of humans and animals.  It has become the most...

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The number of cases of the protozoan infection, Cyclosporiasis, increased by nine during the past week bringing the total to 164. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) says the source...

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It doesn’t matter if you are at an ocean beach or swimming in a fresh water lake, if there are infected birds or mammals and the suitable snail there could be parasitic larva in the water that could...

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The Department of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health of Cordoba, Argentina has issued an alert warning the public of the risk of eating or buying pork meat from questionable sources that has not...

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One year ago was the beginning of an outbreak of the parasitic protozoan parasite, Cyclospora, which in the end infected a total of 631 persons from 25 states and New York City. Texas accounted for...

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Ocean County (NJ) officials are warning the public of a tick borne disease that has infected at least six individuals, and it’s not Lyme disease. The disease is the malaria-like parasitic infection,...

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An outbreak of the most severe form of leishmaniasis has taken the lives of two people and affected 150 others in Wajir North Sub County, Kenya, according to a report in The Star today. The disease,...

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The “worm spit” of the Southeast Asian liver fluke, Opisthorchis viverrini, a known for causing liver cancer, has shown the ability to heal wounds, suggests Dr. Michael Smout with the Queensland...

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The director of the National Eradication Service Vector-Borne Diseases says that the vector for parasitic disease, Chagas disease, is being found with more frequency in cities and urban areas, setting...

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In a follow up to a story 10 days ago, American Samoa health authorities are reporting an increase in amoebic dysentery cases while the source of the outbreak is still a mystery.   According to a...