The increase in the popularity of eating raw fish in sushi and sashimi dishes has been blamed for a parallel increase in cases of anisakiasis. This painful… Read more »
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- Does your sushi contain parasites? - 2nd June 2017
- Males have higher parasite burdens than females. Can they cope? - 5th May 2017
- Malaria molecule attracts blood seeking mosquitoes - 3rd March 2017
The Pyrenean chamois has been used to investigate the consequences of the higher parasite burdens experienced by males compared with females.
A molecule produced by the malaria parasite makes its host more attractive to mosquitoes and affects mosquito physiology in ways that may enhance its… Read more »
Barramundi are often plagued by small transparent flatworms that live on their surface, causing epidermal damage resulting in economic losses to the fish… Read more »
A steroidal hormone mimic applied to the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae reduces its reproductive fitness and its ability to transmit malaria.
In addition to viruses such as Dengue and Zika, Aedes mosquitoes are responsible for transmitting roundworms that can cause elephantiasis. New work has shown… Read more »
September this year saw announcements by two zoos in the UK that their penguins had become infected with malaria and many had died. Thankfully, bird malaria is… Read more »
The discovery that 23% the samples of fresh fruits, vegetables and mushrooms collected in a region of Poland were contaminated with eggs of a highly pathogenic… Read more »
The Big Tick Project has recently published the results of a large scale survey of tick infestation in UK dogs which found a considerable increase in… Read more »
An understanding of the blood feeding behaviour of biting insects such as mosquitoes is a major tool in the fight to control, and eventually eliminate, insect-… Read more »