A new study shows that rising temperatures can reduce Wolbachia infection in mosquitoes, loosening its control on their reproduction. This is an important consideration for vector-borne disease control programs that deploy Wolbachia-infected insects as a control measure.
The trypanosomatid parasite Crithidia mellificae infects managed honeybees, but could it also affect wild bees? A recent article investigates.
This year, the British Society for Parasitology Autumn Symposium was hosted by Queens University Belfast (QUB) in Northern Ireland, a country home to Tayto Castle and an array of parasitological research.
Worldwide, an estimated 880 million children need treatment for soil-transmitted helminthiases. A new paper shows how implementing preventive chemotherapy for more than 5 years leads to a decrease in the burden of these parasitic worm infections.
The very recent decline in malaria cases caused by Plasmodium falciparum in India is good news but disease burden close to half a million is unacceptable and the implementation of a “test, treat and track” initiative is necessary to reach the goal of malaria elimination.