NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The National Centre for Vector Borne Diseases Control Programme (NVBDCP) of the Union Health Ministry reports 33 deaths due to visceral leishmaniasis (VL), or kala-azar...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Balamuthia mandrillaris is a free-living soil ameba that was first reported in 1990 to cause amebic meningoencephalitis in both baboons and humans. B.mandrillaris amoebic...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Ethiopia Ministry of Health reported this week the interruption of transmission of river blindness in three districts in the Oromia region. Oromia region once reported...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Guinea worm disease is usually caught by drinking water containing water fleas that carry the parasite larvae. The worms mate and grow inside the body, and after 10-14...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Combining two agents to block a parasitic worm’s life cycle boosted survival from a potentially deadly tropical disease to 85% in animal models, far better than either...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Researchers have made important progress towards a new diagnostic test for schistosomiasis, which could help the World Health Organization (WHO) achieve its goal of interrupting...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Health officials in Tharaka Nithi County in central Kenya are reporting an outbreak of  kala-azar, or visceral leishmaniasis (VL). Over the last few months, 33 cases and 5...

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By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Naegleria fowleri is a microscopic amoeba which is a single-celled living organism. It can cause a rare and devastating infection of the brain called primary amebic...

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In this latest livestream, I look at Baylisascaris procyonis, or the raccoon roundworm. Trichinosis cases reported in Córdoba, Argentina; Linked to salami and chorizo Michigan reports EEE in Livingston...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Fifty-nine cases of dirofilariasis, spread through mosquito bites, were detected in Russia in 2020, according to the Rospotrebnadzor. In Russia, two types of dirofilariasis...