In honor of April Fool's Day we highlight some of the tricks that parasites play on hosts - not only one day a year, but especially worthy of recognition today
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- Parasite trickery - 1st April 2022
- Uncovering the diverse world of microorganisms - 4th February 2022
- Risky rodent landscapes: where will zoonotic infections become more common? - 15th October 2021
Recent technological advancements have accelerated the discovery and characterization of microbes affecting a diversity of hosts. Scientists are using these new… Read more »
A recent study investigated how changing land use will alter where rodent zoonotic hazard increases or decreases across the globe.
A recent study on American robins showed that birds that were starved for two days prior to infection developed heavier viral loads and longer infections when… Read more »
A new study investigates how effective ovitraps are for the control of mosquitoes (and eventual prevention of disease) in Texas communities.
A recent study looked at the diversity of rodents and their bacterial pathogens to better understand how human disease risk changes in declining urban… Read more »
Small mammals (including mice, voles, and shrews) are found globally and many species are happy to live next door or even within the same house as humans. They… Read more »
Worm infections are often associated with low and middle income countries, but mounting evidence suggests that intestinal parasites are found in some United… Read more »
We would like to start the new year with good news - there has been great progress towards targets of eliminating soil-transmitted helminths in sub-Saharan… Read more »
A recent lab and field-based study investigated the amount and duration of chlorine needed to inactivate schistosome cercariae and prevent transmission