As the pandemic continues to keep people at home, dog companions remain in high demand. A recently published consensus statement highlights the parasites and… 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)
- Dog adoption: are you taking home more than you bargained for? - 15th January 2021
- Diagnosis of scabies in LMICs: validation of the International Alliance for the Control of Scabies Consensus Criteria - 30th October 2020
- Vampire bat rabies: is it actually 100% fatal? - 10th July 2020
Diagnosis of scabies in LMICs: validation of the International Alliance for the Control of Scabies Consensus Criteria
The International Alliance for the Control of Scabies (IACS) developed a detailed description of diagnostic criteria for scabies. This criteria was recently… Read more »
New research demonstrates that livestock can be exposed to rabies virus and survive. Scientists have detected rabies virus neutralizing antibodies in livestock… Read more »
Sensitive and specific diagnostic tests for onchocerciasis are currently needed. A recent study evaluated the diagnostic utility of parasite-derived circulating… Read more »
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 »
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 »