Parasitology teacher and the author of the book, Parasites: Tales of Humanity’s Most Unwelcome Guests, Rosemary Drisdelle joined me on the episode to discuss the soil-transmitted helminth, the giant intestinal roundworm–Ascaris lumbricoides.
Today’s episode will be the first of a series of podcasts I’d like to call Parasites 101, which we’ll try to do on a weekly basis.
- Raccoon roundworm survey: 7 percent of Santa Barbara residents tested were positive for antibodies
- Echinococcus cases in Alberta: ‘This is significant enough to warrant a watchful eye on the problem’
- Parasites: 6-ft pork tapeworm removed through man’s mouth
- Parasites: Obama gets his second namesake species
- Chinese man’s body peppered with parasites, is it Diphyllobothriasis?
- Babesiosis cases likely on the rise
- A look at the neglected tropical disease, Chagas disease
- Raccoon roundworm: The rare and potentially lethal zoonosis
- Naegleria fowleri: An interview with Dr Jennifer Cope
- Philippines: 12 million people at risk for schistosomiasis, a major neglected tropical disease
- Dr. Mike Osterholm discusses infectious diseases and his new book ‘Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs’