Your ancestry determines which of 4 clades of mites live within your hair follicles.
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- Could SARS-CoV-2 become a zoonosis? - 17th December 2021
- Linking a disease to knowledge of its vector: River blindness and black flies - 12th November 2021
- Is toxoplasmosis a COVID risk factor? - 8th October 2021
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
The mobile phone has rapidly morphed into a device with multiple uses and is set to become a useful tool for the diagnosis of parasitic diseases.
New advances in the understanding of the biochemical targets of artemisinin anti-malaria therapy and the development of artemisinin resistance have been made… Read more »
Mosquitoes have been called the most dangerous animals in the world because of their role in the transmission of so many deadly diseases. An understanding of… Read more »
What are neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)? Mathew Baylis gives his definition at the annual ISNTD Bites meeting held in London this month. “I see it as… Read more »