Before moving to the brain, the parasites that cause sleeping sickness are found in the bloodstream and fluid between the cells of several organs. A major… Read more »
Since 2011 it has no longer been compulsory for dogs being imported into the UK to be inspected for ticks. Within five years the first cases of the tick borne… Read more »
Media attention was caught recently by the publication of another study linking psychiatric disorders to infection with a very common single celled parasite… Read more »
The very common unicellular parasite Trichomonas vaginalis attaches to host cells lining the human urogenital tract and destroys them. Recent work has… Read more »
Your ancestry determines which of 4 clades of mites live within your hair follicles.
The tapeworm Anomotaenia brevis not only changes the appearance and behaviour of the ants it infects but spreads its reach to the whole ant colony.
The recognition that a previously known anti-malarial, the antibiotic azithromycin, has an additional novel mode of action, that of inhibiting invasion of red… Read more »
A report of the latest surveillance study confirms that Mexico has met WHO criteria for the declaration of the elimination of onchocerciasis.
BugBitten began in October 2013 as a blog for the parasite and vector- borne diseases community; hosted by Parasites and Vectors. The blogs we post highlight… Read more »
Variations in the copulation songs that male sandflies sing to their mates determines whether or not insemination is successful