NewsDesk @bactiman63 Officials at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) in Karachi, Pakistan report a 28-year-old individual has died from the “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri on...

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NewsDesk @bactiman63 The rat lungworm parasite, Angiostrongylus cantonensis, is typically transmitted to humans via ingestion of snails or slugs.  A recent study published in One Health shows more than...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 Israeli media are reporting this morning on a fatality due to the “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri, in the northern part of the country. According to the Jerusalem...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 For the first five months of 2022, Kazakhstan officials have reported 350 cases of the parasitic tapeworm disease, echinococcosis. Seventy-one cases were reported in children under...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 Pakistan news source, Pakistan Observer, reports today on two additional fatalities due to the “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri in Karachi. The new cases are...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 High-ranking representatives of several countries pledged this week to devote all resources needed to interrupt transmission of Guinea worm disease and certify its eradication by...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 Penza Oblast, located about 400 miles southeast of Moscow, saw 18 cases of the parasitic disease, Opisthorchiasis, in 2021, according to the regional department of Rospotrebnadzor. Four...

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NewsDesk @bactiman63 Chagas disease is also known as “American Trypanosomiasis.” It’s caused by a blood parasite called Trypanosoma cruzi, which is transmitted by kissing bugs. Chagas disease affects...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 In Melitopol, Ukraine, surgeons removed a 2-centimeter parasite from a patient’s hand. The guy went to the hospital with a seal on his arm. Turns out it had a worm in it. “A...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 One dose of an anti-parasite drug was just as effective as two at significantly reducing the spread of scabies, the contagious, intensely itchy skin condition, according to a new...