Sparganosis is a parasitic disease affecting humans. A recent study in China investigated the prevalence and type of sparganum infection in a second… Read more »
Cara obtained her PhD (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) in Parasitology, with a focus on methods for onchocerciasis diagnosis.
She has worked for the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group and the COUNTDOWN consortium, preparing systematic reviews in topics relevant to NTDs.
Latest posts by Cara Macfarlane (see all)
- Sparganosis: a rare disease prevalent in China? - 20th March 2020
- An eye worm most fowl - 3rd January 2020
- Trypanosomatid parasites in bees… taking a walk on the wild side? - 11th October 2019
While the eye worm Oxyspirura petrowi is highly prevalent in northern bobwhite quail, little is known about the life cycle. A recent study investigates.
The trypanosomatid parasite Crithidia mellificae infects managed honeybees, but could it also affect wild bees? A recent article investigates.
Schistosomiasis is a ‘neglected tropical disease’ caused by infection with a freshwater parasitic worm. But is it still a tropical disease? A recent… Read more »
For two decades albendazole has been donated for lymphatic filariasis mass treatment programs. An updated Cochrane Review investigates the effectiveness of… Read more »
Cystic echinococcosis is a parasitic disease of medical, veterinary and economic importance. I attended a workshop to see how Peru is taking control of the… Read more »
With elimination of trachoma as a public health problem targeted for 2020, it is timely to reflect on the progress made so far and highlight the recent global… Read more »
While invasive species can be a devastating force in their new habitats by negatively impacting biodiversity and the environment, recent research has shown they… Read more »
Entomopathogenic nematodes are lethal parasites of insects which are used as biocontrol agents. While their effectiveness in the field has been variable, recent… Read more »
Nematode pheromone ascr#18 has been shown to alert plants to the presence of plant-parasitic nematodes and to activate their immune responses.