Shrimps infected with thorny-headed worms lose their ability to smell the presence of predatory fish or injured shrimps and to perform anti-predator behavior. This may increase the likelihood that they will be eaten, thereby passing the parasite to its next host.
Monthly Archives: January 2015
The availability of good diagnostics is central to both the treatment and control of infectious diseases. Since parasitic and vector-borne diseases have the highest burden in low-income developing countries, the design of diagnostics for such diseases is complicated. In such a setting the ideal diagnostic must have “ASSURED” characteristics- that is it must be: Affordable… Read more »
This is a guest blog by Dr. Julien Pelletier, School of Life Sciences, Keele University Mosquitoes are notorious for their remarkable ability to find suitable hosts to feed on. A complete understanding of these mechanisms is important when developing effective strategies to control mosquito populations in the field and to reduce the transmission of pathogens… Read more »