According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a parasite is an organism that lives on or in a host organism and gets its food from or at the expense of its host. There are three main classes of parasites that can cause disease in humans: protozoa, helminths, and ectoparasites.

On this post and future posts I will feature the numerous interviews I’ve had with experts on the topic.

The Rabies Interviews

The Naegleria fowleri interviews

Sushi and parasites: Low risk, but still exists

Foodborne parasites in the US

Chile: Foodborne parasites of importance in public health

Parasites: Desert plant compounds show activity against Giardia, Naegleria 

Parasites: Welsh researchers create drug from goji berry plant that is active against schistosomiasis and fascioliasis 

Parasites: 6-ft pork tapeworm removed through man’s mouth 

Parasites, Part 2: Foodborne parasites in the US 

Slavery brought schistosome parasites from West Africa to the Caribbean: genomics reveals